The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will bring rain and cloudy skies over the majority of the country on Friday particularly Metro Manila, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Northern Mindanao, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
“Makakaranas ng kalat-kalat na pag-ulan dito po sa may Southern Luzon, dito po sa may Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Mindoro provinces, Rombol at Marinduque,” said weather specialist Ariel Rojas.
(Widespread rain will be experienced in Southern Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Mindoro provinces, Rombol and Marinduque.)
“Magiging maulap din po na may kasamang mga kalat kalat na pagulan with the possibility of severe thunderstorms na posibleng magdulot ng malakas na pagulan sa Visayas at sa Northern Mindanao at Caraga dahil sa ITCZ,” he added.
(There will also be cloudy skies bringing scattered showers as well as severe thunderstorms that could possibly cause heavy rains in the Visayas and in Northern Mindanao and Caraga due to the ITCZ.)
The rest of Luzon and Mindanao, on the other hand, will experience fairer weather but chances of thunderstorms forming during the afternoon until evening still remain.
Forecast temperature range in key cities/areas according to Pagasa for Thursday:
Metro Manila: 24 to 30 degrees Celsius
Baguio City: 17 to 23 degrees Celsius
Laoag City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
Legazpi City: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tagaytay: 21 to 29 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands: 27 to 32 degrees Celsius
Iloilo City: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Cebu: 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tacloban City: 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Cagayan De Oro City: 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
Zamboanga City: 24 to 35 degrees Celsius
Davao City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
No gale warning is currently raised but moderate to rough seas are expected in the seaboards of Northern Luzon, while moderate sea conditions are expected in the rest of the country’s coasts.