PAGASA Says Intertropical Convergence Zone to Bring Rains Over Parts of PH
PAGASA LATEST UPDATE – The state weather bureau reported that the Intertropical Convergence Zone will bring scattered rains over parts of Mindanao.
On Wednesday (September 20, 2023), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. The Intertropical Convergence Zone will affect the country’s weather conditions.
PAGASA reported that the Intertropical Convergence Zone will bring cloudy weather conditions with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Region, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani.
The ITCZ will bring partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms over Visayas, Palawan including Kalayaan Islands and Occidental Mindoro. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience similar weather conditions.
Generally fair weather conditions will be experienced in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon and Visayas. However, a high chance of rain in these areas is expected from afternoon to evening.
“Itong kamaynilaan at bahagi ng Luzon at Visayas ay inaasahan pa rin natin na medyo mainit pa rin sa tanghali habang malaki ang tiyansa ng mga pag-ulan sa hapon hanggang gabi dulot ng localized thunderstorms,” weather forecaster Obet Badrina said.
PAGASA reported that no low-pressure area is being monitored inside or outside of the Philippine area of responsibility but one cyclone may develop before the end of September.
“Inaasahan pa rin natin na hanggang isang bagyo po ang maaaring mabuo o pumasok sa loob ng PAR hanggang sa pagtatapos ng buwan ng Setyembre,” he added.
The weather agency has warned the public of flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains and severe thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, the coastal water conditions over Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will be slight to moderate, according to the weather bureau.