The SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) will continue to be enhanced by a WEAK LPA over the South China Sea, and EX-TD MARILYN now inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It will continue to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times rain showers and thunderstorms across CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON, METRO MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, NORTHERN AND WESTERN VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP.
Meanwhile, the TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) [EX-TD MARILYN] has re-entered PAR and is re-organizing over the North Philippine Sea with a Southwesterly track due to a anomalous surge of Northerly Winds over the East China Sea. As of 11:00 AM today, the LPA was located about 986 km ENE of Basco, Batanes. The potential of becoming a Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hrs. remains HIGH (>65% chance).
TROUGH of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) [EX-TD MARILYN] will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have partly cloudy to 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.
24-Hour Observed Rainfall Accumulation (8:00 AM Sept 15 to 8:00 AM Sept 16, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines