ITCZ to bring rain showers across Visayas, Mindanao

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

October 24 2022, 9:03 am

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MANILA – The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will cause scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Visayas and Mindanao, the weather bureau said Monday.

This may result in flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

A low pressure area (LPA) embedded along the ITCZ was last tracked 790 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

"This LPA may possibly develop into a tropical cyclone. During 'amihan' season or ber months, there is a high chance that tropical cyclones would make landfall," PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will bring rains over Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, and isolated light rains over the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the rest of Cagayan Valley.

The rest of the country will have isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will prevail over Northern Luzon.

Rough to very rough seas will prevail over the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon (Batanes, the northern coast of Ilocos Norte, and the northern coast of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands)

PAGASA advised fishing boats and other small seacraft not to venture into the sea, and larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)