TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 91W [GORING] and the enhanced SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) will continue to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across BATANES AND BABUYAN GROUP OF ISLANDS, and ILOCOS PROVINCES. Winds of fresh breeze to gale-force winds of 35 to 65 km/hr will be expected along these areas, making the seas moderate to very rough (2.0 to 7.5 meters) and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
At 12:00 PM (0400 GMT) today, LPA 91W has become disorganized due to its interaction to Taiwan’s landmass, and was located about 261 km NNW of Basco, Batanes (22.6°N 121.1°E). It is packing maximum sustained winds of 35 km/hr near the center, and was moving NNE towards the East China Sea. The potential of becoming a Tropical Cyclone within the next 12 to 24 hours has been downgraded to MEDIUM (35-65% chance).
Meanwhile, SOUTHERLIES/SOUTHWESTERLIES (Southerly and Southwesterly Surface Windflow) will bring clear to mostly cloudy skies , breezy conditions with chances of isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LUZON, METRO MANILA, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), AND SULU ARCHIPELAGO.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear to mostly cloudy skies with chances of 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 18 to 8:00 AM July 19, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines