As of 140PM today, ”Extremely Catastrophic” Super Typhoon Mangkhut locally named (OMPONG) was spotted near 640km ENE of Virac, Catanduanes (14.8N 129.9E) packing winds of 250 kph gusting higher up to 300 kph. It is forecast to maintain its WNW’erly heading at 20 kph in the general direction of Cagayan Province. It’s Trough is bringing some isolated rain showers or thunderstorms across CENTRAL LUZON, BICOL REGION and NORTHERN SAMAR.
Meanwhile a Weak SOUTHWESTERLIES (SOUTHWESTERLY WINDFLOW) is developing across MIMAROPA, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), WESTERN VISAYAS, WESTERN & SOUTHERN MINDANAO where moderate to isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered afternoon or evening rain showers and thunderstorms developing in places.
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 12 to 8:00 AM Sept 12, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines