WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) is affecting a large portion of Mindanao, while the Shear line affects the eastern portion of Luzon.
Pagasa is not monitoring any LPAs (Low-Pressure Areas) or any storms that may affect the country. At the moment, the PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) is clear of any weather disturbances. However, for the month of November, two to three storms are expected to form in the PAR.
“Magandang balita, wala po tayong namo-monitor o binabantayan na Low-Pressure Area o bagyo sa dagat Pasipiko lalong-lalo na po sa ating Philippine Area of Responsibility,” said PAGASA Weather Forecaster Aldczar D. Aurelio.
(Good news, we are not monitoring any Low-Pressure Area or typhoon in the Pacific Ocean, especially in our Philippine Area of Responsibility.)
The ITCZ is a result of the collision of winds between the northern and southern hemispheres and brings rain to affected landmasses. The cloud clusters in the ITCZ have a possibility of growing into an LPA due to the collision of winds.
Due to this weather system, a large portion of Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The isolated rainshowers can last from 30 minutes up to one hour.
The shear line is a boundary between hot and cold air in the Pacific. In that line forms weather disturbances such as clouds of thunderstorms.
WEATHER TODAY – November 16, 2022
For today’s weather forecast, Aurora, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, and the northern portion of Quezon will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the Shear Line.
Caraga, Davao Region, and SOCCSKSARGEN will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the ITCZ.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to the ITCZ and Localized Thunderstorms.
Watch the 5 AM weather update today below: