SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) is sweeping across the country bringing mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms across the WESTERN SECTIONS OF WESTERN LUZON, CENTRAL LUZON, METRO MANILA, MINDORO, PALAWAN, and KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, BICOL REGION & the VISAYAS. Winds of 35 to 55 kph (fresh breeze to near-gale) will blow across these areas, making the seas moderate to very rough (2.5 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to small and medium-type sized sea vessels.
MONSOON TROUGH will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the NORTHERNMOST LUZON.
Meanwhile, at 8:00 AM today, the center of Active LPA 94W was located about 632 km ENE of Santa Ana, Cagayan (18.6N 127.5E), and the potential of becoming a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is MEDIUM (35-65% chance).
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly cloudy to 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 July 16 to 8:00 AM July 17, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines