TROUGH and RAINBANDS of approaching TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 95W located over the Central Philippine Sea, about 587 km ESE of Casiguran, Aurora (15.5N 127.5E) will bring partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) conditions with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms across THE REST OF LUZON. The potential of LPA 95W becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours is now upgraded to MEDIUM (35 to 65% chance).
Meanwhile, an early surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) is affecting the NORTHERN PARTS OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON, where partly to cloudy (overcast) conditions with occasional rains and thunderstorms will be expected. Strong breeze to near-Gale force winds of 40 to 60 kph will blow, with wave heights of 3 to 5 meters (rough to very rough) are expected across these areas. Therefore, sea travel will be too risky and dangerous to small and medium-sized sea vessels.
THE REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly to mostly 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 October 06 to 8:00 AM October 07, 2017)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines