TROUGH of TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) 35W [USMAN] will bring partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across VISAYAS AND NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO. Meanwhile, as of 11:00 AM today, the center of TD 35W (USMAN) was located about 777 km east of Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte (9.9°N Lat 132.6°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and was moving Westward @ 19 kph towards the Southern part of the Central Philippine Sea. This cyclone is still far to directly affect any parts of the country within the next 24 to 36 hours. Kindly visit our WPF StormUpdates at this link: https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and possible thunderstorms in some areas.
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 25 to 8:00 AM Dec 26, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines