EASTERLIES (Easterly Surface Windflow) will continue to prevail across QUEZON, BICOL REGION, EASTERN VISAYAS, NORTHEASTERN AND EASTERN MINDANAO – where partly to mostly cloudy skies, light to gentle to breeze with isolated rain showers & possible thunderstorms will be expected.
Meanwhile, a newly-formed tropical cyclone has formed over the eastern part of Micronesia yesterday. Tropical Storm (TS) WUTIP (02W), the second Northwest Pacific tropical cyclone of 2019, is currently approaching the southern part of Central Micronesia with increasing sustained winds of 85 km/hr. It was moving generally westward @ 24 km/hr towards Western Micronesia (Yap-Ulithi Area). WUTIP is a word in Macau, which means butterfly. Long-range Global forecasts are not yet sure if this storm will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) next week.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear with partly cloudy skies, cooler nights, and isolated rain showers in some areas.
**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 Feb 19 to 8:00 AM Feb 20, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines