ITCZ to bring rains in most parts of Philippines-A A +A
Sunday, October 6, 2013
MANILA -- The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms, the state weather forecaster said on Sunday.
Weather Forecaster Jori Loiz said most parts of the country, except Luzon, will experience cloudy skies with light rains.
In the next two to three days, the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will continue to have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with possible isolated rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, another typhoon is expected to enter the country by Sunday afternoon or evening.
As of 4:00 a.m. Sunday, the eye of typhoon "Danas" (international name) was located at 1,460 kilometers east of Extreme Northern Luzon and is forecast to move west northwest at 30 kilometers per hour (kph).
It carries maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.
However, Loiz said the typhoon, which is still outside Philippines, will not affect the country.
"Kung sakaling pumasok ito hindi rin ito makakaapekto sa bansa katulad ni Quedan at dahil sa bilis nito kung sakaling pumasok sa loob ng Philippine area of responsibility, mamayang hapon lalabas din ito kinabukasan (Due to the speed of the expected typhoon, if ever it enters the country Sunday afternoon, it will leave the following day)," he said.
Once the tropical storm enters the country, it will be locally named "Ramil," the 18th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year. (PNA/Sunnex)