The surge of the SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) still being enhanced by LPAs 96W & 93W – will continue to affect MIMAROPA, ZAMBALES, BATAAN, CALABARZON, METRO MANILA, WESTERN BICOL, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, AND WESTERN MINDANAO. Mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with isolated, 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, Tropical Disturbance (LPA) 96W has moved westward across the West Philippine Sea (WPS) over the past 24 hours. At 2:00 PM today, the exposed center was located about 354 km WNW of Coron, Palawan (13.1N 117.1E). Forecast to move Northwest slowly for the next 2 days. The potential of becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours remains 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 04 to 8:00 AM Aug 05, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines