Scattered rains, thunderstorms persist in Mindanao due to ITCZ

Published May 26, 2022, 10:36 AM

by Charie Mae F. Abarca

Residents of Davao region may experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the next 24-hour period due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the state weather bureau said on Thursday, May 26.


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said that Davao residents may “directly experience” the impacts of ITCZ, urging them to be vigilant against possible flood and landslides.

“Patuloy ang pag-ulan dito sa southern portion ng Mindanao dahil pa rin sa ITCZ. Samantalang mayroon tayong namataan na low pressure area (LPA) na nakapaloob dito sa ITCZ (Rain showers continue in the southern portion of Mindanao due to the ITCZ. Meanwhile, an LPA embedded along the ITCZ was also spotted),” said Estareja in a public weather forecast.

The LPA was last spotted 365 kilometers (km) southeast of General Santos City. Estareja disclosed that it remained less likely to develop into a tropical cyclone, adding that it may dissipate in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Meanwhile, generally fair weather with a slight possibility of isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening may prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country due to localized thunderstorms.

No weather disturbance is expected to affect or develop in the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the next three to five days, the state weather bureau said.