Enhanced SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) will continue to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON, METRO MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), AND WESTERN MINDANAO. The monsoon winds will be at moderate breeze to gale force (30-65 km/hr), making the seas moderate to high (1.5 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to all sea vessels.
TYPHOON LEKIMA (HANNA) upgraded from SEVERE TROPICAL STORM was located over the mid-western part of the North Philippine Sea with a continued slow north-northwest movement during the past 24 hours. As of 1:00 PM today, the center was located about 596 km east of Basco, Batanes (20.8°N lat, 127.7°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/hr, gusting up to 150 kph, and was moving North-Northwest @ 13 kph towards Yaeyama Islands. Meanwhile, new TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 96W was spotted over the West Philippine Sea, about 332 km West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan (16.2°N lat, 117.2°E lon), and remained quasi-stationary.
MONSOON TROUGH will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across NORTHERN LUZON.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with chances of isolated 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 August 06 to 8:00 AM August 07, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines