WESTERN TROUGH of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 97W [INENG] will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to widespread light to moderate to at times rain showers and thunderstorms across THE BICOL REGION AND EASTERN VISAYAS. Meanwhile, TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 97W [INENG] continues to slowly organize and is likely to develop into a weak Tropical Cyclone within the next 06 to 24 hours. As of 1:30 PM today, the center of LPA 97W was located over the eastern part of the Central Philippine Sea or about 877 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (15.0°N Lat 132.2°E Lon). It is currently quasi-stationary, with maximum sustained winds of 35 kph. The potential of becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours is now HIGH (>65% chance).
SOUTHWESTERLIES/WESTERLIES (Southwesterly or Westerly Surface Windflow) will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with breezy conditions and isolated to scattered rain showers or thunderstorms across THE WESTERN SECTION OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN LUZON including BATANES AND BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP, MIMAROPA, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, REST OF VISAYAS, AND ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of 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 August 20 to 8:00 AM August 21, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines