MANILA, Philippines — The effects of the southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, have subsided slightly in many parts of the country, but Mindanao is expected to experience rains on Sunday due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ ).
This was reported by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), noting the presence of thick clouds over the southern part of the country.
State weather specialist Daniel James Villamil said cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms could occur in Mindanao in the coming hours.
“Bahagyang shows the impact of the poor situation of the national bansa subalit makikita in the latest satellite images of the southern part of the bansa, especially in the Mindanao region,” Villamil said.
(The effect of the monsoon has slightly lessened over a large part of our country but we can see in the latest satellite images the clouds in the southern part of our country, especially in the Mindanao region.)
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“This country is associated with the ITCZ and is developing in the north of the southern hemisphere,” he added.
(These clouds are associated with the ITCZ, which is the meeting of air from the northern and southern hemispheres.)
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Metro Manila and the rest of the country, meanwhile, will enjoy generally mild weather despite the risk of isolated rain showers and localized thunderstorms.
Villamil also reported on Sunday that Pagasa does not see any areas of low pressure or bad weather inside or outside the Philippine area of responsibility.
Pagasa is also not issuing wind warnings on the country’s coasts, he added.
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