Moderate to strong SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) enhanced by TS BEBINCA, LPA 98W, and STS LEEPI will continue to prevail across LUZON including BATANES GROUP, METRO MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, SCARBOROUGH (PANATAG) SHOAL, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, AND NORTHERN SULU ARCHIPELAGO. Partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms will be expected, becoming more frequent along the western parts of Luzom. The winds will be fresh breeze to gale (35 to 70 km/hr), making the seas moderate to very rough (2.0 to 7.0 meters) and dangerous to all sea crafts to navigate on.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas especially in the afternoon or evening.
**Residents are advised to be on alert for POSSIBLE FLASHFLOODS, LANDSLIDES OR LIGHTNING STRIKES during the occurrence of Severe Thunderstorms.
Important note: In the infrared (IR) satellite image shown above: BLUE areas indicate Clear Skies with a Few Clouds; GREEN = Partly to Mostly Cloudy Skies; YELLOW = Mostly Cloudy to Hazy Skies with Possible Slight-to-Moderate Rainfall; and RED = Thunderstorms with Moderate to Heavy to sometimes Extreme Rainfall.
24-Hour Observed Rainfall Accumulation (8:00 AM Aug 13 to 8:00 AM Aug 14, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines