Rains are expected over Palawan due to the presence of Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) that currently affects the province, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Meno Mendoza, weather specialist, said Monday that the ITCZ is currently affecting Palawan and the island of Mindanao.
“Sa kasalukuyan ay patuloy pa rin nakakaapekto sa ngayon ang ITCZ, at ito ay nakakapekto sa Mindanao, maging sa probinsya ng Palawan kaya’t ashan pa rin ang pag-ulan na dulot ng ITCZ sa mga nasabing lugar,” Mendoza said
While, in a weather update forwarded by local chief Sonny Pajarilla also Monday, the northeasterly surface wind flow is prevailing over the northern Luzon area, including the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Western Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rains.
The weather bureau is also monitoring a shallow low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but Mendoza said that PAGASA does not see the chance of the weather system to develop as a tropical depression.
“Samantala, meron tayong binabantayan na shallow low pressure-area na nasa labas ng ating Philippine Area of Responsibility, di naman natin ito nakikita na maging isang ganap na bagyo pero possible na magdala ng mga pag-ulan sa mga susunod na araw sa silangang bahagi ng kabisayaan pati na in sa southern Luzon,” he said.
“Moderate to strong winds from northeast will prevail over northern Luzon with moderate to rough seas. Moderate winds from east to northeast prevail over Visayas and the rest of Luzon with moderate seas. Light to moderate winds from northeast to northwest will prevail over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas,” PAGASA stated.