RAINBANDS of the departing SEVERE TROPICAL STORM BAILU (INENG) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to widespread light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON. Gale to tropical storm force winds (65-100 kph) will be expected across the area, becoming violent storm winds of more than 100 kph along BATANES GROUP OF ISLANDS. The seas around the areas will be very rough and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
Meanwhile, SEVERE TROPICAL STORM BAILU (INENG) upgraded from TROPICAL STORM was last spotted over the northern part of the Bashi Channel. As of 2:00 PM today, the center was located in the vicinity of the Southern Tip of Taiwan, about 244 km NNW of Basco, Batanes (22.3°N lat, 120.8°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/hr with gusts of up to 130 km/hr near the center. It was moving generally west-northwestward @ 24 kph towards Southern China.
SOUTHWESTERLIES/WESTERLIES (Southwesterly or Westerly Surface Windflow) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with breezy conditions and isolated to scattered rain showers or thunderstorms across THE REST OF LUZON, METRO MANILA, MIMAROPA, BICOL REGION, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP.
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 23 to 8:00 AM August 24, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines