TROUGHS of TROPICAL DISTURBANCES (LPAs) 97W and 35W [Formerly TD USMAN) will bring partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and severe thunderstorms across PALAWAN, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND MINDANAO.
Meanwhile, the Cold surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) will continues to affect EXTREME NORTHERN, NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LUZON including METRO MANILA, CALABARZON AND MINDORO. Mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, cooler conditions with isolated to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms will be felt along the abovementioned areas. This will be more frequent along the eastern sections. Fresh breeze to gale-force winds from 35 to 70 km/hr is expected and the seas around these areas will be moderate to very rough and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have partly to cloudy (overcast) skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas.
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 Dec 29 to 8:00 AM Dec 30, 2018)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines