NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) as enhanced by TROPICAL DEPRESSION 33W (SAMUEL) will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with passing occasional rain showers and possible thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN AND EASTERN LUZON, BICOL REGION, QUEZON, ROMBLON, AND THE REST OF THE VISAYAS. Winds of 35 to 50 kph (Fresh to Strong Breeze) will blow, making the seas moderate to rough (2 to 4 meters) and risky for small and medium sea vessels.
Meanwhile, TROPICAL DEPRESSION 33W (SAMUEL) upgraded from LPA 98C, together with its TROUGH (extension) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with moderate to heavy to at times extreme rains and severe thunderstorms across MINDANAO; EASTERN, CENTRAL and WESTERN VISAYAS; and SULU ARCHIPELAGO. At 4:00 PM today, it was located about 584 km ENE of Davao City (8.8°N Lat 130.5°E Lon). For the complete details on this cyclone, check out our Tropical Cyclone Update at this page: https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will continue to have clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms developing later.
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 Nov 18 to 8:00 AM Nov 19, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines