Pagasa: Rain in big part of Mindanao due to ITCZ

A large portion of Mindanao will see rain due to the intertropical convergence zone

Weather satellite image from Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — A large portion of Mindanao will see rain on Monday due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

In a morning bulletin, weather specialist Obet Badrina said the ITCZ will bring a greater chance of rain in the southern portion of the country while Luzon and Visayas will have generally fair weather despite the possibility of overcast skies and precipitation from the afternoon to evening due to localized thunderstorms.

He also said Luzon and Visayas may expect a quite warm afternoon.

READ: Rain in Mindanao due to ITCZ as southwest monsoon’s effects weaken in PH

“ITCZ na may kaulapan ang inaasahan natin na siyang magdadala ng mas malaking tyansa ng mga pag-ulan partikular na sa malaking bahagi ng Mindanao. Habang sa Luzon at sa may Visayas ay mga isolated o pulu-pulong pag-ulan, pagkidlat, pagkulog naman ang mararanasan,” he said.

(ITCZ with clouds is what we expect to bring a greater chance of rain, especially in large parts of Mindanao. While in Luzon and the Visayas, isolated or scattered rain, lightning, and thunder will be experienced.)

READ: Rainy Monday in most parts of PH due to localized thunderstorm, ITCZ

“Inaasahan natin na medyo mainit pa rin sa tanghali [sa Luzon at Visayas] habang mas malaki ‘yung tyansa ng localized thunderstorm sa hapon hanggang sa gabi,” Badrina added.

(We expect that it will still be quite warm in the afternoon [in Luzon and Visayas] while there is a greater chance of localized thunderstorms in the afternoon until the evening.)

Meanwhile, Pagasa’s weather bulletin indicated that no low pressure area is being monitored inside and outside of the Philippine area of responsibility and no cyclones are forecast to develop within the next two to three days.


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