NORTHEASTERLIES (Northeasterly Surface Windflow) will bring sunny to mostly cloudy skies, fresh breeze with passing isolated rain showers or thunderstorms across NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO, EASTERN VISAYAS, BICOL REGION, AND EASTERN LUZON.
Meanwhile, Super Typhoon (STY) YUTU (31W) upgraded from (TY) Typhoon is approaching the Northern Mariana Islands, endangering the islands of Guam, Rota and Saipan. This system is now packing sustained winds of 220 km/hr near the eye with higher gusts. It was moving WNW @ 22 km/hr and is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday. YUTU is still too far to directly affect any part of the country and is still uncertain if it will affect the Philippines. Watch out for our initial StormWatch Update later tonight at https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas especially in during 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 Oct 23 to 8:00 AM Oct 24, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines