Rainy Tuesday in parts of Luzon, Visayas due to ITCZ
MANILA, Philippines – The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring rain to Southern Luzon and the Visayas on Tuesday, August 29, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Monday, August 28, PAGASA said there will be light to heavy rain and gusty winds in the province of Quezon and the regions of Bicol and Caraga, as well as Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas.
The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will only have isolated rainshowers.
PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), located 1,180 kilometers east northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.
PAGASA forecaster Sheilla Reyes said the LPA has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. If it does, it will be given the local name Kiko.
The state weather bureau is also monitoring a tropical depression outside PAR, located 2,620 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon.
The tropical depression has maximum winds of 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. It is slowly moving north northwest.