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Low pressure area dissipates but ITCZ still affecting much of PH

Acor Arceo
Low pressure area dissipates but ITCZ still affecting much of PH

PHILIPPINE WEATHER. Satellite image as of November 19, 2022, 4 pm.

PAGASA

The intertropical convergence zone continues to trigger rain on Saturday, November 19

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area east of General Santos City dissipated on Saturday, November 19, but the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring rain.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 pm bulletin on Saturday that the following areas will still have scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the ITCZ:

  • Metro Manila
  • Calabarzon
  • Bicol
  • Mimaropa
  • Aurora
  • Visayas
  • Mindanao

Flash floods and landslides remain possible during periods of moderate to heavy rain.

The ITCZ is a belt near the equator where the trade winds of the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere meet. It is considered a breeding ground for tropical cyclones.

So far, the Philippines has seen 16 tropical cyclones in 2022. There have been none yet in November.

The yearly average is 20. – Rappler.com

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