MONSOON TROUGH will still bring some passing cloud cover with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across BATANES & BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP.
The surge of the SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) is sweeping across the Western section of the country, and is forecast to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers or thunderstorms across the Western section of NORTHERN & CENTRAL LUZON, MIMAROPA, including the METROPOLITAN MANILA, and the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP. The winds are well-within moderate to near gale force (30-65 km/hr), with moderate to rough seas (1.5 to 5.5 meters) which is risky for all types of sea vessels to navigate on.
WESTERLIES (Westerly Surface Windflow) has resumed and is bringing mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, breezy with isolated to scattered light rain showers rain showers and thunderstorms across EASTERN VISAYAS, including WESTERN MINDANAO.
Meanwhile, TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 94W off the East Philippine Sea remains disorganized for now, but has the potential of becoming a Tropical Cyclone by weekend. As of 8:00 AM today, the center was located about 1,106 km east of Polilio Island, Quezon Province (near 13.9°N lat 132.2°E lon), with maximum sustained winds of 28 km/hr almost stationary at the moment. The potential of becoming a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is now at MEDIUM (35-65% chance).
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will remain rather cloudy to overcast with chances of isolated 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 August 01 to 8:00 AM August 02, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines