ITCZ and tail-end of cold front bring rains over parts of Luzon, Mindanao – PAGASA

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm 

MANILA, May 21 — Although the low-pressure area spotted over Northern Mindanao on Sunday has dissipated, an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and the tail-end of a cold front continued to brings rains over parts of Luzon and Mindanao on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Weather forecaster Gladys Saludes said that with the ITCZ still affecting Mindanao and the tail-end of a cold front prevailing over Northern and Central Luzon, the whole country experienced mostly cloudy skies.

Meanwhile, Saludes said that the highest temperature recorded in Metro Manila as of 2:00 p.m. on Monday was 34.3 degrees Celsius at the Science Garden in Quezon City.

Elsewhere in Luzon, the highest temperature registered was 35 degrees Celsius in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. This compared with 33 degrees Celsius in Subic, Zambales; 31.8 in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; 30.3 in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; and 29.8 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

In the Visayas, Mactan in Cebu recorded 32.6 degrees Celsius, while General Santos City in Mindanao had 31.2 degrees.

PAGASA said the country is now undergoing transition to the rainy season. (PNA) DCT/scs/CLTC

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