The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will continue to affect southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said on Thursday, July 7.
ITCZ is an area where the winds from the northern and southern hemispheres meet. This interaction often leads to the formation of clouds and rains.
“Ngayong araw ay [inaasahan] pa rin natin ‘yung mga kalat-kalat na pag ulan, pagkulog, at pag kidlat. [Samantala], wala tayong minomonitor na sama ng panahon na maaaring makaapekto sa ating bansa (Today we are still expecting scattered rains, thunderstorms, and lighting over most of the Philippines. Meanwhile, we are not monitoring any weather disturbance that could affect our country),” said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Grace Castañeda in a public weather forecast.
Residents of Metro Manila and the rest of the country were likewise warned against possible flash floods or landslides that severe thunderstorms may bring.
Furthermore, no gale warning is currently in effect over the country’s seaboards, thus fisherfolk and seafarers are free to sail.