Philippine Weather Forecast: August 17, 2017 | PH remains storm-free

In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Robert Badrina said no weather disturbance is expected to develop within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the next three days. However, the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to affect Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The ITCZ is the boundary of winds coming from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Converging winds form convective clouds, dumping rains in the affected areas.

This weather system will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains in Visayas, MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula and the province of Dinagat. Residents of these areas are also alerted against possible heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning when thunderstorms occur.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains with chances of thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. Thunderstorms usually persist for about 1 to 2 hours.

Meanwhile, no gale warning was issued as coastal waters throughout the archipelago remain slight to moderate.

Amor Larrosa

Amor Larrosa

Weather Reporter at Panahon TV

Amor is a Mass Communication graduate of the Far Eastern University. During her college years, she enjoyed performing onstage for FEU Theater Guild, her school's official theater organization. As a Panahon TV reporter, she wants to inspire others by sharing her knowledge about climate action and disaster preparedness. Recently, she has started producing her own segments, most of which tackled said issues. In 2015, Amor attended the World Meteorological Organization’s training for Broadcasting in Vietnam, wherein she learned about the most effective ways of delivering climate and weather information to the public. Apart from reporting on the television and radio, she also hosts parties, weddings, birthdays and sports-related events.