Surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, slightly cooler conditions with occasionally scattered rain showers or thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN AND NORTHERN LUZON. Fresh to strong breeze of 35 to 50 km/hr will blow, making the seas moderate to rough (2.0 to 4.0 meters) and risky to small and medium types of sea vessels.
NORTHEASTERLIES (Northeasterly Surface Windflow/Weak Amihan) will bring clear to cloudy skies, gentle to moderate breeze with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over BICOL REGION, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, PALAWAN, NORTHERN AND EASTERN MINDANAO.
Meanwhile, TROPICAL DEPRESSION 03W (CHEDENG) has entered the southeastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as it tracks west towards Eastern Mindanao. At 10:30 AM today, March 17, the center was located about 965 km East of Davao City, Davao Del Sur (7.2°N lat 134.2°E lon), with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/hr near the center, gusting up to 65 km/hr. It was moving West to WSW @ 24 km/hr. For more details check out our Storm Updates at: https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear to mostly cloudy skies, with isolated to scattered rain showers or thunderstorms in some areas.
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 Mar 16 to 8:00 AM Mar 17, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines