ITCZ seen to continue affecting PH in next few days

Published August 30, 2021, 8:33 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas


Rain showers and thunderstorms may affect several parts of the country due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

The state weather bureau said Monday, Aug. 30, the ITCZ, a region where the trade winds from the northern and southern hemispheres converge, is now affecting the entire country.

Weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said the ITCZ is seen to continue affecting the country in the next two to three days, and may bring rains across several areas.

Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may be felt over Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region and Pangasinan.

The rest of the country, on the other hand, may have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the prevailing ITCZ.

State meteorologists warned against possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

De La Cruz said the agency is currently not monitoring any tropical cyclone inside the country.

Moreover, no weather disturbance is seen to enter the country’s monitoring area in the next 24 to 36 hours.