SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) continues to prevail as induced by TD GAEMI (ESTER) formerly LPA 95W, located over Southern Taiwan about 299 km NNW of Basco, Batanes (23.0N 121.0E), is affecting EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON and WESTERN LUZON including METRO MANILA, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, CALAMIAN GROUP OF ISLANDS, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, AND SCARBOROUGH (PANATAG SHOAL). Mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with occasionally light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be fresh breeze to near-gale of 30 to 60 kph, making the seas moderate to very rough (2.0 to 5.5 meters) and risky for small and medium-sized sea vessels.
Meanwhile, The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will be clear 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 Jun 14 to 8:00 AM Jun 15, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines