The surge of the SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) as enhanced by the departing TD 13W (JOSIE) will continue to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered, occasional to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms across the WESTERN SECTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN LUZON, EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON, METRO MANILA, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, WESTERN VISAYAS, and KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP. Winds of 35 to 55 kph (fresh breeze to near-gale) will blow across these areas, making the seas moderate to very rough (2.0 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to small and medium sea vessels.
As of 1:00 PM today, the center of TROPICAL DEPRESSION 13W (JOSIE) was located entering the East Taiwan Sea or about 199 km NNE of Basco, Batanes (22.0 deg N 123.0 deg E), with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/hr near the center with higher gusts. It was moving NNE at 28 km/hr towards Yaeyama Islands. TD 13W will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow, Monday morning (July 23).
Meanwhile, the REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly cloudy to 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 July 21 to 8:00 AM July 22, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines