Generally fair weather to persist in Luzon, Visayas; ITCZ still affecting S. Mindanao

A generally fair weather condition with chances of localized thunderstorms will prevail in most parts of the country on Sunday, Nov. 13, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

(MB Visual Content Group)

PAGASA Weather Specialist Benison Estareja, in a public weather forecast, disclosed that most parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will continue to experience warm and humid weather. Easterlies, however, may bring scattered rain showers in Bicol Region and Quezon Province.

Although fair weather was seen to prevail in Luzon and Visayas, Estareja reiterated that isolated rain showers may still occur due to localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) – an area where winds from the northeast and southeast hemispheres converge – is still affecting Mindanao.

“Sa southern portion ng Mindanao may mga pag-ulan pa rin ng ITCZ, particularly in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi at southern part ng SOCCSKSARGEN at Davao Occidental (ITCZ will continue to bring rains in the southern portion of Mindanao, particularly in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and the southern part of SOCCSKSARGEN and Davao Occidental),” said Estareja.

Rain showers may also begin affecting the central portion of Mindanao beginning Sunday afternoon.

No tropical cyclone is seen to develop or enter the Philippine boundary within the forecast period, but according to Estareja two weather disturbances may still form and enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the second half of November.