TROUGH of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 97W (LPA) is affecting EASTERN BICOL REGION AND EASTERN VISAYAS, bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. As of 11:00 AM today, the weak center of LPA 97W was located some 605 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (13.8N 129.8E), and was moving NW slowly. The potential of this LPA becoming a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is LOW (<35% chance).
Meanwhile, SOUTHWESTERLIES (SOUTHWESTERLY SURFACE WINDFLOW) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms across NORTHWESTERN LUZON including BATANES AND BABUYAN GROUP OF ISLANDS.
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 18 to 8:00 AM Jun 19, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines