NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) as enhanced by TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 98C [SAMUEL] will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with occasional rain showers and possible thunderstorms across BICOL REGION, VISAYAS, NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO.
Meanwhile, at 11:00 AM today, the center of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 98C [SAMUEL] was located over Southeastern part of the Philippine Sea, entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or about 974 km East of Mati City, Davao Oriental (6.1°N Lat 135.0°E Lon). It has maximum sustained winds of 35-40 kph near the center and was moving Southwestward @ 17 kph. The potential of becoming a Tropical Cyclone within the next 06 to 24 hours is now HIGH (>65% chance). Watch out for our next StormWatch Update or Tropical Cyclone Update at this page: https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will continue to have clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms developing later.
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 Nov 17 to 8:00 AM Nov 18, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines