The surge of the SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) being enhanced by LPAs 96W & 93W – will affect MIMAROPA, BATAAN, BATANGAS, CAVITE, LAGUNA, METRO MANILA, WESTERN VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, AND ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA. Mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms will be expected. The winds will be fresh breeze to near-gale (35 to 60 km/hr), making the seas moderate to very rough (2.0 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to small and medium sea vessels.
Meanwhile, at 2:00 PM today (Aug 04, 2018), the center of the newly-formed Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 96W was located over the West Philippine Sea (WPS), about 143 km NW of Coron, Palawan (13.1N 119.4E). Forecast to move Northwest slowly for the next 2 days. The potential of becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours is LOW (<35% chance).
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 Aug 03 to 8:00 AM Aug 04, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines