ITCZ to bring light to moderate rains nationwide


Expect cloudy skies with light rains in most parts of the country as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to affect the country, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.

In its Thursday forecast, PAGASA said that Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

It added that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

It said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.

PAGASA added strong to gale-force winds associated with northeasterly windflow is expected to affect the northern seaboard of northern Luzon.

“Fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it said. PNA


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