SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) as induced by a new LPA off the South China Sea, tagged as 96W, continues to prevail across the WESTERN SECTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LUZON including 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 especially along the western coast of the affected areas. Winds will be fresh to strong breeze of 30 to 50 kph, making the seas moderate to rough (2.0 to 4.0 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 16 to 8:00 AM Jun 17, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines