EASTERLIES (Easterly Surface Windflow) bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers or thunderstorms across BATANES and BABUYAN GROUP OF ISLANDS.
Cold surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) will continue to bring partly to mostly cloudy skies, cooler conditions with passing isolated to occasional rain showers or thunderstorms across REST OF LUZON including METRO MANILA and BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA including KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO. It will be more frequent along the Eastern Sections of the affected areas. Fresh breeze to near gale winds (35 to 55 km/hr) will blow from the northeast, making the seas moderate to very rough (2 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
Meanwhile, the TROUGH OF TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) EX-01W will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to widespread rain showers and severe thundestorms across the REST OF MINDANAO. As of 2:00 PM today, the LPA (EX-01W) was located about 648 km East of Mati City, Davao Oriental (6.6°N Lat 132.1°E Lon), with maximum winds of 35 km/hr near the center. It was moving westward @ 26 km/hr. The potential of becoming a Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours has been upgraded to HIGH (>65% chance). For more details, check out our StormWatches on this disturbance on this site: https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or possible thunderstorms in some areas.
**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 Jan 18 to 8:00 AM Jan 19, 2019)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines