Rain expected in parts of Luzon, Visayas on June 27 due to ITCZ

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MANILA, Philippines – The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will again affect parts of Luzon and the Visayas on Wednesday, June 27.

The ITCZ is a belt near the equator where the trade winds of the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere meet, usually causing low pressure areas (LPAs) or thunderstorms. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Tuesday, June 26, state weather bureau PAGASA warned Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, and Mimaropa, as well as the Visayas, that there will be light to moderate rain. Floods are possible in low-lying areas.

The rest of the country will also have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, which may trigger flash floods and landslides, too.

So far, there is no potential tropical cyclone inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

PAGASA had declared the start of the rainy season last June 8. – Rappler.com