SEVERE TROPICAL STORM PRAPIROON (FLORITA) upgraded from TROPICAL STORM has started to accelerate almost northward away from the North Philippine Sea, likely to exit the northern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) before or after sunset today. At 12:00 PM today, July 01, the center was located about 670 km NE of Basco, Batanes (24.4N 127.0E) with maximum sustained winds of 95 kph near the center, gusting up to 120 kph. This storm will not affect any part of the country.
Meanwhile, SOUTHWESTERLIES (SOUTHWESTERLY SURFACE WINDFLOW) slightly enhanced by TS PRAPIROON will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON, WESTERN SECTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LUZON, METRO MANILA, SOUTHERN LUZON, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND WESTERN VISAYAS.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered 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 June 30 to 8:00 AM July 01, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines