TROUGH of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 97W (LPA) is affecting BICOL REGION AND NORTHERN QUEZON, bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. As of 11:00 AM today, the center of LPA 97W was located some 624 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.2N 127.9E), and was moving NNW slowly. The potential of this LPA becoming a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains LOW (<35% chance). However, it is likely that it will gradually dissipate along the North Philippine Sea within the day.
SOUTHWESTERLIES (SOUTHWESTERLY SURFACE WINDFLOW) will still bring mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms across THE COASTAL AREAS OF NORTHWESTERN LUZON including BATANES AND BABUYAN GROUP OF ISLANDS.
Meanwhile, a SURFACE TROUGH is affecting MINDANAO AND SOUTHERN VISAYAS, where partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be expected.
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 19 to 8:00 AM Jun 20, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines