An intense High Pressure Area (HPA) off the coast of Eastern China is producing this surge of NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) across the WHOLE ARCHIPELAGO. Clear to generally cloudy skies and cooler conditions with occasional drizzles/light rain showers or thunderstorms will be expected especially along the eastern sections, Visayas and Mindanao. Fresh breeze to gale-force winds of 35 to 65 kph will blow, making the seas moderate to very rough/high seas (2.0 to 7.5 meters) and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
*There are no developing Tropical Disturbances (LPAs) across the Western Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Sea 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.
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines