PAGASA: Un­sta­ble weather for Cebu

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Agnes B. Alpuerto COR­RE­SPON­DENT

SUNNY morn­ings, rainy af­ter­noons for Cebu this week.

Pre­pare for un­sta­ble weather con­di­tions in Cebu as the state weather bu­reau fore­casts cloudy and hot morn­ings and rain show­ers in the af­ter­noon un­til Thurs­day.

Engr. Os­car Tabada of the Philip­pine At­mo­spher- ic, Geo­phys­i­cal and As­tro­nom­i­cal Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion (Pagasa) – Mac­tan said the in­tertrop­i­cal con­ver­gence zone (ITCZ) is af­fect­ing the coun­try.

ITCZ is a belt of low pres­sure which cir­cles the Earth gen­er­ally near the equa­tor where the trade winds of the North­ern and South­ern Hemi­sphere come to­gether.

The ITCZ gen­er­ates rains and thun­der­storms over large ar­eas.

“We need to be cau­tious be­cause of the chang­ing weather. If you have out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, pre­pare um­brel­las,” said Tabada.

Tabada added that the af­ter­noon rains and thun­der­storms may cause flood­ing in ar­eas with bad drainage sys­tems.

As of Satur­day, Pa­gasaMac­tan has al­ready recorded 141 mil­lime­ters of rain since the start of Septem­ber. Pagasa fore­casts a 171 mil­lime­ter aver­age rain­fall vol­ume for the month.

Light to mod­er­ate winds will be blow­ing from the north­west to west.

Tabada also noted light to mod­er­ate seas off Cebu coasts, con­sid­er­ably a good con­di­tion for fish­ing.

Metro Cebu will feel an aver­age of 26 to 32 de­gree Cel­sius from Sun­day to Wed­nes­day.

Tabada said Pagasa has not de­tected a loom­ing low pres­sure area within the Philip­pine area of re­spon­si­bil­ity.

To en­sure safety es­pe­cially on out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, Pagasa en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to mon­i­tor weather up­dates from the Pagasa so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

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