Rainy in most parts of PH due to LPA, ITCZ

Published October 24, 2021, 8:15 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


It will remain rainy in most parts of the country, including Metro Manila, in the next 24 hours due to the low pressure area (LPA) and intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday morning, Oct. 24.

PAGASA last spotted the LPA, which is embedded along the ITCZ, over San Vicente, Palawan at around 3 a.m.

Due to the prevalence of LPA and ITCZ, cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains and thunderstorms may prevail over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Aurora, Bulacan, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Masbate, and the Visayas.

PAGASA weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the LPA may develop into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours.

Once it becomes a tropical depression inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), PAGASA will be giving it a local name “Odette.”

Moreover, PAGASA is also monitoring a tropical depression outside the PAR, or at 1,580 kilometers east of Visayas.

Bulquerin said the cyclone may remain along the boundary of the PAR in the next five days.

Meanwhile, Batanes and Babuyan Islands may experience cloudy skies with light rains due to the northeasterly surface wind flow in the next 24 hours.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the ITCZ and localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA reminded the public to remain vigilant against possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.