Enhanced SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) will continue to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across the WESTERN SECTION OF CENTRAL LUZON, SOUTHERN LUZON, METRO MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND THE KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG). The monsoon winds will be at moderate breeze to gale force (30-65 km/hr), making the seas moderate to high (1.5 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to all sea vessels.
Meanwhile, TROPICAL DEPRESSION LEKIMA (HANNA) upgraded from TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 94W was located over the eastern part of the Central Philippine Sea with a slow northward movement during the past 24 hours. This TD together with the Monsoon Trough are the main reason why the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) remains active and strong. As of 2:00 PM today, the center was located about 1,005 km east of Casiguran, Aurora (16.5°N lat, 131.4°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/hr and was moving North @ 10 kph towards the Southern Islands of Japan.
SOUTHWESTERLIES (Southwesterly Surface Windflow/Weak Habagat) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, breezy with isolated to scattered light rain showers rain showers and thunderstorms across WESTERN AND NORTHERN MINDANAO.
MONSOON TROUGH will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with chances of isolated 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 03 to 8:00 AM August 04, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines