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November 14 weather: Thunderstorms in parts of Northern Luzon, Mindanao felt

by Malou Talosig-Bartolome

An umbrella and a light jacket can come in handy today in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

State weather forecaster Pagasa said most of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

Half an hour past midnight til around past today, Cagayan, Isabela and some parts in Apayao and Kalinga have already experienced moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms.

Twenty minutes before 8am, some parts in Zamboanga del Norte,  Misamis Occidental, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Davao Occidental also experienced localized thunderstorms.

What’s causing the localized thunderstorms?

ITCZ or the inter-tropical convergence zone – the band of clouds that circles the globe near the equator – trade winds of the Northern and Southern hemispheres converge. When the sun heats the ocean, it raises the temperature and humidity of the air in the ITCZ. As trade winds converge and the buoyant air rises, the air expands, cools and later accumulates moisture in a series of thunderstorms.

What’s the impact of ITCZ?

Pagasa warned residents in areas affected by thunderstorms to take “precautionary measures” against impacts such as flash floods and landslides.

Pagasa issued a series of thunderstorm advisories in the following areas today:

Northern Luzon: Pagasa issued six thunderstorms advisories in various parts of Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga, Ifugao and Kalinga.

12:27am and 1:27am moderate to heavy rain showers with lightning and strong winds  in Conner, Apayao; Penablanca in Cagayan; Divilacan, Ilagan City, Maconacon and San Pablo in Isabela; Balbalan, Pinukpuk and Tabuk City in Kalinga. 

At 3:58am, another thunderstorm advisory was issued in Luna in Apayao, Pamplona in Cagayan, and Divilacan in Isabela. 

4:57 am, Baggao, Gattaran, Gonzaga, Lallo, Penablanca and SantaAna in Cagayan; and Divilacan and Maconacon in Isabela.

6:12am, Baggao, Gattaran, Gonzaga, Lallo and Penablanca in Cagayan; Cabagan, Maconacon and San Pablo in Isabela 

At 7:57am, Kabugao in Apayao; Baggao, Gattaran, Gonzaga, Lallo and Penablanca in Cagayan; and Maconacon and San Pablo in Isabela

Mindanao: 7:40 am La Libertad, Dapitan City, Piñan, Polanco in Zamboanga del Norte,  SapangDalaga, Baliangao, Lopez Jaena, Oroquieta City in Misamis Occidental, Tongkil, Luuk, Pata, Siasi in Sulu, South Ubian in Tawi-Tawi and Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental.

Temperature check

Pagasa recorded the lowest temperature at 8am today in Baguio City at 17.7 degrees Celcius, Malaybalay, Bukidnon at 18.5 degrees Celsius, and Tanay, Rizal at 21.8 degrees Celsius.

Yesterday, Pagasa monitored the highest temperature recorded in Zamboanga City at 37.1 degrees Celsius around 12:30 pm, and Catbalogan City in Samar at 35 degrees Celsius around 2:00pm.

Visayas forecast

Ang tibuok Visayas, Palawan lakip na ang Kalayaan Islands ug ang Occidental Mindoro makasinati ug panagsang mapanganuron ngadto sa madag-umon na kalangitan inubanan sa mga pat-ak pat-ak na pag-ulan, pagpangilat ug pagpanugdug tungod sa localized thunderstorms/ITCZ.

Hinay ngadto sa kasarangan nga paghuros sa hangin gikan sa Silangan ngadto sa Amihanang-silangan ang mupasulabi sa tibuok Visayas, Palawan lakip na ang Kalayaan Islands, ug Occidental Mindoro diin ang kadagatan magmalinawon ngadto na sa kasarangan ang pagbalud.

Mindanao forecast

Ang Mindanao makasinati sa panalagsang pagdag-um ngadto na sa mapanganuron nga kalangitan inubanan sa patak-patak nga pag ulan ug panalugdog tungod sa ITCZ/ Localized Thunderstorms. Hinay ngadto sa kasarangan nga hangin maga gikan amihanang silangan ngadto na sa silangang direksyon ug hapsay ngadto sa kasarangan ang pagbalud sa kadagatan.

Photo Dave Leprozo Jr. Baguio City

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