The surge of SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) continues to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across the BATANES – BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP, NORTHERN & CENTRAL LUZON, METROPOLITAN MANILA, SOUTHERN TAGALOG, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, and THE KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG). 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.
TYPHOON LEKIMA (HANNA) has its intensity, and was last seen over the southern part of the North Philippine Sea. As of 11:00 AM today, the center was located about 478 km northeast of Basco, Batanes (20.4°N lat, 121.9°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 213 km/hr with gusts of up to 259 km/hr, moving generally north-northwestward, but is forecast to track closest to Northern Taiwan within the next 12-24 hours. Another weak system, TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 96W was last seen near 211 km west-southwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Sur (17.2°N lat, 118.9°E Lon), and is predicted to be absorbed into a much larger circulation (HANNA) within the coming hours.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies 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 07 to 8:00 AM August 08, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines