ITCZ may bring rains on Monday — Pagasa
THERE may be rains in Cebu on Monday especially in the afternoon.
Engineer Al Quiblat, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)-Mactan chief, said that the Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), which is the only weather disturbance in the country today (Sunday), might bring rains and thunderstorms especially during the afternoon even on Monday.
But Quiblat said that next week, Cebu and the Visayas might experience heavy rains due to another tropical depression which is expected to enter the country on Monday or Tuesday.
Quiblat said they had been monitoring the tropical depression outside from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the northern part of Mindanao.
“The tropical depression is less than 500 kilometers away from PAR,” said Quiblat.
“There’s a possibility that the weather disturbance will strengthen and turn into a typhoon while it travels to the Luzon area.” Quiblat added.
Aside from that, Pagasa is also monitoring a low pressure area in the West Philippine Sea that will directly affect the Palawan and Visayas Area.
“A low pressure or a typhoon might suddenly appear in the West Philippine Sea by Wednesday. It will cross the easterly part of the Visayas,” Quiblat said.
He also said that there would even a possibility that the two weather disturbances would combine into one.
He said that the tropical depression which would be in Mindanao by then might create a vacuum effect and pull the LPA in the West Philippine Sea.
Meanwhile, tropical storm Odette, which had affected areas like Metro Manila late last week, had already left the country last Saturday evening.
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