SEVERE TROPICAL STORM TEMBIN (VINTA) is now over the Sulu Sea while threatening to hit SOUTHERN PALAWAN in the coming hours. It was located near 297 km ESE of BALABAC ISLAND, SOUTHERN PALAWAN bringing mostly cloudy skies with moderate to at times torrential rains across PALAWAN.
Meanwhile, the prevailing NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) continue to affect EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON, NORTHERN & EASTERN LUZON, BICOL REGION and MIMAROPA including the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG) bringing mostly cloudy skies with moderate to at times heavy rain showers or thunderstorms Fresh breeze to Near-gale (30-55 kph) force winds will blow, making the seas Rough to High (2.0 to 5.5 meters) and dangerous to all types of sea vessels to navigate on.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with possible isolated rain showers or thunderstorms developing later.
**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 December 22 to 8:00 AM December 23, 2017)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines