Rains from LPA, ITCZ to prevail over parts of southern Luzon, VisMin

Published July 5, 2022, 5:12 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


The low pressure area (LPA) embedded within the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring cloudy skies, scattered rain showers, and thunderstorms over several areas in southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday afternoon, July 5.

PAGASA estimated the location of the LPA at 365 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar, at around 3 p.m.

Weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said the LPA has a slim chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next two to three days.

However, the LPA and the ITCZ may bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Palawan, Quezon, Aurora, Bicol Region, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Visayas.

PAGASA advised those in these areas to remain vigilant against possible flash floods or landslides caused by “moderate to at times heavy rains.”

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

PAGASA also warned the public against flash floods or landslides that may occur during severe thunderstorms, which are often accompanied by sudden heavy rains, lightning, thunder, gusty winds, and sometimes hail.

Moreover, the entire archipelago will have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas.