TROUGH of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 90W will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and Thunderstorms across KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, MIMAROPA, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, MINDANAO, VISAYAS, BICOL REGION, AND SOUTHERN LUZON.
Meanwhile, as of 11:00 AM today, the center of the developing TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 90W was located over the West Philippine Sea, along the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or about 509 km NW of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (12.5N 115.0E). With maximum sustained winds of 35 kph near the center and is forecast to remain Quasi-Stationary for the next few days. The potential of becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours is now HIGH (>65% chance).
Surge of NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with cooler conditions and occasional drizzles, light to at times moderate rain showers or thunderstorms across BATANES AND BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP, ILOCOS PROVINCES, AND APAYAO. Fresh Breeze to Near-Gale Winds of 35 to 55 km/hr will be expected, making the seas moderate to very rough (2 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to all kinds of sea vesssels.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with chances of 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.
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines