ITCZ to bring rains over Palawan, Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA, (PNA) — Most parts of the country, except Luzon, will experience cloudy skies with light rains due to intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the state weather forecaster said on Sunday.

Weather Forecaster Jori Loiz said that ITCZ affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.

In the next two to three days, Loiz added, the rest of the country including Metro Manila will continue to have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with possible isolated rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, Loiz said despite the exit of typhoon “Quedan” another typhoon is expected to enter the country by Sunday afternoon or evening.

As of 4:00 a.m., the eye of typhoon “Danas” (international name) was located at 1,460 km East of Extreme Northern Luzon (20.5°N 137.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph.

He said the typhoon which is still outside the country will not affect the country just like “Quedan”.

“Kung sakaling pumasok ito hindi rin ito makakaapekto sa bansa katulad ni Quedan at dahil sa bilis nito kung sakaling pumasok sa loob ng PAR mamayang hapon lalabas din ito kinabukasan (Due to the speed of the expected typhoon, if ever it enters the country Sunday afternoon, it will leave the following day),” Loiz explained.

Loiz said that once the tropical storm enter the country it will be locally named “Ramil”, the 18th tropical cyclone this year.

He said it will only pass “above” the landmass of Northern Luzon which will not also affect the country before it moves to Japan to follow “Quedan”.

PAGASA issued gale warning as strong to gale force winds associated with typhoon “Quedan” is expected to affect the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon.

“Fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it said.