The surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) fell short and is only affecting the beautiful islands of the BATANES AND BABUYAN, and also includes the NORTHERN COASTAL AREAS OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON. Partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with passing scattered to occasional rain showers and possible thunderstorms will be expected. Fresh Breeze to Near-Gale Force Winds (30-55 km/hr) will blow, making the seas moderate to very rough (2.o to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
Meanwhile, THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will continue to have clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas especially in during the afternoon or evening.
Elsewhere, there are no developing TROPICAL DISTURBANCES (LPAs) across the Western Pacific Ocean, South China and Philippine Seas at this time.
**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 Oct 11 to 8:00 AM Oct 12, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines