Monday weather: Low pressure area, ITCZ to bring rain
MANILA, Philippines - It will be a cloudy and rainy Monday, November 12, as a low pressure area and an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) hovers over most of the country.
The low pressure area was last spotted 180 kilometers east of Surigao City (9.5ºN, 127.0ºE), and is embedded along the ITCZ that is currently affecting southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Visayas, Mindanao, and Bicol and Mimaropa will have cloudy to moderate skies, the state weather bureau said, with moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms.
These could trigger flashfloods and landslides, the bureau warned.
Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon, meanwhile, will have light rain.
The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy skies with isolated brief rain or thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon or evening, the bureau added.
Winds throughout the archipelago are expected to come from the northeast; it will be moderate to strong over Luzon and Visayas, while light to moderate over the rest of the country.
As of Monday, there is no tropical cyclone within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the bureau added.