The SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) is prevailing across the country bringing mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON, becoming widespread along the WESTERN SECTIONS OF WESTERN LUZON, CENTRAL LUZON, METRO MANILA, MINDORO, PALAWAN, and KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP; & WESTERN VISAYAS. Winds of 36 to 50 kph (fresh breeze to strong breeze) will blow across these areas, making the seas moderate to very rough (2.5 to 4.0 meters) and dangerous to small and medium-type sized sea vessels.
MONSOON TROUGH will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON.
Meanwhile, at 11:40 AM today, the center of TROPICAL STORM AMPIL (INDAY) was located about 1,020 km ENE of Santa Ana, Cagayan (20.4N 130.7E).
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with 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 July 18 to 8:00 AM July 19, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines