(Updated: ITCZ continues to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao on Tuesday)
A Low Pressure Area (LPA) embedded with an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is seen outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to state weather bureau Pagasa on Tuesday.
The LPA was estimated based on all available data at 140 km Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur.
In Pagasa’s 24-Hour Public Weather Forecast, cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains will be experienced over Caraga, Davao Region and Leyte Provinces while Palawan and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao will have light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the Northeast to Southeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the Southwest to West over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.
In Southern Luzon, Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Bicol Region, Oriental Mindoro, Northern Samar, Marinduque and Romblon. Light to moderate winds blowing from northeast to east will prevail along these areas, with slight to moderate seas.
Meanwhile in Mindanao, CARAGA and Davao region will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains. The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms. Winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to west and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate.
The state weather bureau also issued a thunderstorm advisory in the affected places of the National Capital Region (NCR).
“All are advised to take precautionary measures against heavy rains, strong winds, lightning and possible flash floods. Keep monitoring for updates,” Pagasa said.