TROPICAL DEPRESSION 13W (JOSIE) rapidly upgraded from a WEAK LPA has been spotted near 99 km NW of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur (18.1N 119.6E), while the SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) is being enhanced quite strongly bringing mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms across WESTERN SECTIONS OF NORTHERN LUZON & CENTRAL LUZON, METRO MANILA, MINDORO, PALAWAN, and the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP. Winds of 36 to 55 kph (fresh breeze to near gale force) will blow across these areas, making the seas moderate to very rough (2.5 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to small and medium-type sized sea vessels.
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 20 to 8:00 AM July 21, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines