• ITCZ continues to bring rains over PH

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    Expect rains in most parts of the country including Metro Manila due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather forecaster said on Wednesday.

    Weather Forecaster Jori Loiz said they also monitored a weather disturbance hovering east of Pacific ocean which is still far and outside the country’s area of responsibility.

    He added that since it is still in the sea it has a high chance of developing into tropical depression.

    Once it intensify into cyclone inside the country, he said it will be named “Urduja”, the 21st cyclone to enter the country this year.

    Loiz said ITCZ will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Visayas and Caraga.

    He added that the provinces Bohol and Cebu that was hit by a strong quake yesterday will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers on Wednesday.

    The rest of the country, he noted will remain to have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with possible isolated rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms.

    In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to north will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

    Light to moderate winds coming from the north to northwest will prevail over Visayas and from the north to northeast over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas. PNA

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