Surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies, cooler conditions with occasional passing rain showers across LUZON including MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, AND SULU ARCHIPELAGO. Fresh breeze to Near Gale-Force Winds of 35 to 55 km/hr from the northeast will blow, making the seas moderate to very rough (high seas) [2.0 to 5.5 meters] and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
Meanwhile, a TROUGH of a WEAK LOW PRESSURE AREA (LPA) will bring partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across MINDANAO. This LPA is now expected to intensify.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will continue to be clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms developing later.
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 Dec 18 to 8:00 AM Dec 19, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines