ITCZ, northeasterly surface wind flow bring scattered rains over parts of Luzon, Visayas

Published October 25, 2021, 9:09 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers may prevail over some parts of Luzon and Visayas due to the prevalence of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and northeasterly surface wind flow, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday morning Oct. 25.

In the next 24 hours, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may affect Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas due to the ITCZ.

Aurora, Cagayan, Isabela, Batanes, Quirino, and Nueva Vizcaya may also have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms due to the northeasterly surface wind flow.

Meanwhile, 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.

In his public weather forecast on Monday morning, PAGASA senior weather specialist Chris Perez said the LPA off Palawan has already left the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and developed into a tropical depression.

It was last spotted at 460 kilometers (km) west-northwest of Puerto Princesa City.

Meanwhile, the tropical depression east of the country remains outside the PAR but has intensified into a tropical storm.

It was estimated at 1,675 km east of Southern Luzon.

Perez said the tropical cyclones have no direct effect to the country but PAGASA will continue to monitor these weather disturbances.