The NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) has somewhat returned extending well into BATANES & BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP, bringing along with it some blustery wind conditions and cooler winds in excess of 52 km/hr, (near Gale) making the seas moderate to very rough/high seas (2.0 to 7.5 meters), and is considered treacherous to all types of sea vessels. The NORTHEASTERLIES (WEAK AMIHAN) on the other hand is bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies, cooler conditions with passing isolated to occasional rain showers or thunderstorms across NORTHERN and EASTERN, CENTRAL & SOUTHERN LUZON, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, NORTHERN & EASTERN MINDANAO.
Meanwhile, Super Typhoon (TY) WUTIP (02W) has yet again been downgraded into a Typhoon for the second time as it moves very slowly, northward @ 05-07 kph during the past 06 hours, carrying 1-min. sustained winds of 220 km/hr. The latest Global Typhoon Numerical Models continues to show, a slow, northwest to west-northwestward track towards the eastern part of the Philippine Sea for the next 3 to 4 days, and could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, February 28. However, since WUTIP will be encountering unfavorable conditions along its path, a rapid weakening/decaying phase of the typhoon is likely, therefore, the threat to the Philippine Islands remains low to none.
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 Feb 25 to 8:00 AM Feb 26, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines