NORTHEASTERLIES AND NORTHERLIES (NORTHEASTERLY/NORTHERLY TRADE WINDS) is bringing some passing cloud cover with isolated light to at times moderate rain showers or thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN AND EASTERN LUZON, BICOL REGION AND NORTHERN SAMAR, becoming more frequent along the eastern coastal areas of the mentioned areas.
Meanwhile, SEVERE TROPICAL STORM JELAWAT (CALOY) upgraded from TROPICAL STORM overnight was last seen near 1,493 km E of BALER, AURORA (15.5N, 135.5E ), with maximum sustained winds of 100 kph, gusting up to 130 kph. It was drifting very slowly northward @ 02 kph, into the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. This cyclone is not a threat to the Philippine Islands.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have clear to partly cloudy skies with the possibility of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms developing in places.
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 28 to 8:00 AM Mar 29, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines