STATIONARY FRONT bringing partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, slightly cooler conditions with isolated rain showers and possible thunderstorms across THE BATANES GROUP OF ISLANDS.
NORTHEASTERLIES (Northeasterly Surface Windflow/Weak Amihan) will prevail across EASTERN VISAYAS, NORTHEASTERN AND EASTERN MINDANAO – where clear to partly cloudy skies, gentle to moderate breeze with some drizzles or isolated light rain showers.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear with partly cloudy skies, cooler nights, and isolated rain showers in some areas.
Meanwhile, Typhoon (TY) WUTIP (02W) has strengthened further, becoming the first Super Typhoon of 2019 – packing maximum 1-min. sustained winds of 250 km/hr with higher gusts. It has been moving slowly northwestward @ 07 kph during the past 06 hours. The latest Global Typhoon Numerical Models has changed with a continued slow, northwest to west-northwestward track towards the eastern part of the Philippine Sea for the next 4-5 days, and could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by early Friday morning (March 1). However, since WUTIP will be encountering unfavorable conditions along its path, a rapid weakening phase of the typhoon is likely, hence the threat to the Philippine Islands remains low.
**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 Feb 23 to 8:00 AM Feb 24, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines