MANILA, Philippines — The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is continuously impacting Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tuesday.
Based on the weather report, this ITCZ will most likely bring rain showers and thunderstorms in some parts of the area, especially in Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.
“Patuloy paring umiiral ang intertropical convergence zone o ITCZ ditto sa bahagi ng Mindanao kung saan ngayong araw, magdudulot par rin ito ng mataas na tiyansa ng pag-ulan, pagkidlat, at pagkulong sa ilang bahagi ng Mindanao,” are weather specialist Grace Castañeda declared.
(The Intertropical Convergence Zone is constantly prevailing in Mindanao, which will most likely cause rain showers and thunderstorms in some parts of the area.)
The weather bureau said the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms due to the ITCZ and localized thunderstorms.
It also noted that they are not seeing any bad weather in the Philippine area of responsibility but will continue to monitor it due to the possibility of a low-pressure area developing in the coming days.
“At sa kasalukuyan ay wala tayong mino monitor o namamataan pa na sama ng panahon na maaaring maaapekto dito sa ating bansa, ngunit sa mga susunod na araw ay hindi natin inaalis yung posibilidad na may isang low pressure area na mabuo sa loob ng ating Philippine area of responsibility kaya continuous monitoring tayo,” Castañeda added.
(Currently, there is no severe weather within the Philippine Area of Responsibility that could impact the country, but there is still a possibility that a low pressure area will develop in the coming days, so we will continue to monitor this continuously.)
According to Pagasa, the impact of the southwest monsoon or ‘habagat’ in the country remains minor, and areas not affected by the ITCZ have little chance of isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
“Dahil nga po hindi pagaano ngayong naka-aapektong muli ang habagat or yung southwest monsoon sa ating bansa, don’t expect to see a magiging mababa ang tiyansa ng pag-ulan, pagkidlat, in pagkulog. Ngunit mayroon par rin po tayong posibilidad ng mga isolated na pag-ulan,” the weather specialist said.
(As the effects of the southwest monsoon on our country remain low, we expect the chance of showers and thunderstorms to be only small, but isolated showers may still occur.)
Pagasa reminded the public to stay informed of its weather reports, including thunderstorm advisories from its regional offices.
Regarding the state of the coast in the country, Pagasa did not issue a storm warning and assured the public that boats could sail safely.
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