Enhanced SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across the WESTERN AND SOUTHERN LUZON, METRO MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, WESTERN VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND THE KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG). The monsoon winds will be at moderate breeze to gale force (30-65 km/hr), making the seas moderate to high (1.5 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to all sea vessels.
Meanwhile, the large TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 94W located over the East Philippine Sea remains lingering over the area, with a slight northward drift over the past 24 hours. This LPA together with the Monsoon Trough are the main reason why the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) remains active and strong. As of 11:00 AM today, the cloudless center of LPA 94W was located about 940 km east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (15.5°N lat, 132.7°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 35 km/hr and was moving Northward slowly. The potential of becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours remains MEDIUM (35-65% chance).
SOUTHWESTERLIES (Southwesterly Surface Windflow/Weak Habagat) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, breezy with isolated to scattered light rain showers rain showers and thunderstorms across REST OF VISAYAS, NORTHERN, NORTHEASTERN, WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MINDANAO.
MONSOON TROUGH will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across BATANES AND BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with chances of isolated 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 August 02 to 8:00 AM August 03, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines