The SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) is being enhanced by TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 99W over the Luzon China Sea, and EX-TD MARILYN over the North Philippine Sea while staying almost stationary. Its TROUGH will also bring some cloudy periods with occasional to widespread light to at times intense rain showers and thunderstorms across NORTHERN, WESTERN & CENTRAL LUZON, including METROPOLITAN MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, WESTERN VISAYAS and the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP.
Meanwhile, the TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) [EX-TD MARILYN] continues to churn off the North Philippine Sea as the Northeasterly Wind prevails over the East Sea Region and the Taiwan Strait. As of 12:00 PM today, the LPA was seen at about 736 km E of Basco, Batanes. Its potential of becoming a Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hrs. is LOW (<35% chance).
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have partly cloudy to mostly 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 Sept 16 to 8:00 AM Sept 17, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines