TROUGH of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 98W [FALCON] will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across EASTERN VISAYAS, BICOL REGION, CALABARZON, AND METROPOLITAN MANILA, AND CENTRAL LUZON.
Meanwhile, the broad TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 98W [FALCON] over the Central Philippine Sea has accelerated and continues to slowly organize. At 12:00 PM (0400 GMT) today, the ill-defined center was located about 867 km ENE of Virac, Catanduanes (15.9°N 131.9°E), with maximum sustained winds of 35 kph and was moving West to WNW @ 24 kph towards Extreme Northern Luzon. The potential of becoming a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours has been upgraded to HIGH (>65% chance).
SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across MIMAROPA, REST OF VISAYAS, WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MINDANAO, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG). Winds of fresh to strong breeze of 30-50 km/hr will be expected along these areas, making the seas moderate to rough (2 to 4 meters) and risky for small and medium-sized sea vessels.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with possible isolated 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 July 14 to 8:00 AM July 15, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines