Rains expected Wednesday-A A +A
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
MANILA - No weather disturbance has been spotted near the Philippine territory but it is still expected that rains will fall over some parts of the country due to intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the weather bureau said Wednesday.
Weather forecaster Boy Soriaga said Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the ITCZ.
The ITCZ is the result of the converging of trade winds from the northern and southern hemispheres. It brings widespread cloudiness, thunderstorms, precipitation and moderate to strong surface winds, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Soriaga said temperature in Metro Manila may range from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius, with the heat likely to cause rain in the afternoon or evening.
In its advisory, Pagasa said the western section of Northern Luzon, Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from southwest over Mindanao.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. (PNA/Sunnex)