Light rains expected in some parts of Philippines-A A +A
Saturday, November 3, 2012
MANILA -- Mindanao will experience light rains due to an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) while a cold front will be across extreme Northern Luzon Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
An ITCZ is a merge of winds from different directions, which is also a breeding ground for a low pressure area.
Pagasa said Mindanao will be cloudy with occasional light to moderate rain showers or thunderstorms while Cagayan Valley and the Ilocos and Cordillera regions will have occasional light rains.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated brief rain showers or thunderstorms.
Also, Pagasa said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast and east with slight to moderate seas.
The weather agency also said strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon.
"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels alerted against big waves," it said.
Pagasa forecaster Elvie Enriquez said there is still no weather disturbance or potential cyclone near the Philippine Area of Responsibility. (PNA)