MANILA Hold on to those umbrellas and raincoats, as the easterlies and the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring rains to the country on Thursday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The easterlies are warm winds blowing from the Pacific and the ITCZ is an area where northern and southern air mass converge, known as a breeding ground for typhoons.
In its 4-p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said the ITCZ will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Visayas, Mindanao, and Palawan, while the easterlies will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Luzon.
PAGASA warned of possible flooding or landslides due to light to moderate with occasional heavy rains in these areas.
The seaboards of north Luzon, meanwhile, will be slight to moderate, caused by light to moderate winds from the east to southeast.
Other seaboards are similarly forecast to have slight to moderate coastal waters due to light to moderate winds from the east to northeast.
The country will have a temperature range of 17-39C until Sunday.
On Wednesday, PAGASA recorded a peak temperature of 34.8C and a minimum temperature of 26C at the PAGASA weather station in Quezon City. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency