2 weather systems to bring scattered rain showers over PH

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

October 16 2019, 7:25 pm

<p>(<em>Satellite image taken from DOST-PAGASA website</em>)</p>

(Satellite image taken from DOST-PAGASA website)

MANILA -- Two weather systems would bring scattered rain showers over most parts of the country, likely until Thursday, the weather bureau said.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the northeasterly surface wind flow prevailing over Luzon would bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Bicol Region, Batanes, Cagayan, and Quezon.

The same weather would prevail over Mindanao and Eastern Visayas due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), it added.

Localized thunderstorms, on the other hand, would cause partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Meanwhile, tropical depression "Perla" was last seen 990 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, or 1,005 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

"Perla" has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is heading west-northwest at 25 kph.

Moderate to strong winds will blow over Luzon and the Visayas. Coastal areas along these islands will be moderate to rough.

Over Mindanao, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said. (PNA)