TAIL-END OF COLD FRONT bringing mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, slightly cooler conditions with scattered to widespread rain showers and possible thunderstorms across THE BATANES GROUP OF ISLANDS.
NORTHEASTERLIES (Northeasterly Surface Windflow/Weak Amihan) will prevail across EASTERN BICOL REGION, EASTERN VISAYAS, AND NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO – where partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, gentle to moderate breeze with some drizzles, isolated to scattered light rain showers & possible thunderstorms expected.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear with partly cloudy skies, cooler nights, and isolated rain showers in some areas.
Meanwhile, Typhoon (TY) WUTIP (02W) is now in the vicinity of Southern Marianas-Western Micronesia Area as it strengthens into a Category 3 system with maximum 1-min. sustained winds of 195 km/hr, gusting up to 240 km/hr. It was moving northwest @ 09 kph. The latest Global Typhoon Numerical Models continues to show a slow northerly track, west of the Northern Mariana Islands for the next 5 days, with no threat to the Philippine Islands.
**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 22 to 8:00 AM Feb 23, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines