SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) continue to prevai across WESTERN LUZON, PANATAG SHOAL, METRO MANILA, BATANES GROUP OF ISLANDS, MINDORO, PALAWAN, ROMBLON, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP. Partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms will be expected, becoming more frequent along the western coastal areas of Zambales, Bataan and Occidental Mindoro. The winds will be fresh to strong breeze (30 to 50 km/hr), making the seas moderate to rough (2.0 to 4.0 meters) and risky for small and medium seacrafts to navigate on.
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 18 to 8:00 AM Aug 19, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines