The MONSOON TROUGH now oriented more to the west as it affects the WESTERN SECTIONS of CENTRAL LUZON, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, PALAWAN, WESTERN VISAYAS, WESTERN, CENTRAL & SOUTHERN MINDANAO, and DAVAO REGION. Partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be expected along these areas. The trough is inter-connected from a WEAK LOW PRESSURE AREA (LPA) located over the Celebes Sea, southeast of Mindanao and the departing TROPICAL STORM TALAS (06W) which made landfall over Northern Vietnam early this morning.
Meanwhile, the SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) has started to weaken but will continue to bring cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional rain showers and thunderstorms across the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG). Winds from 35 to 45 kph will be expected along these areas making the seas moderate (2.0 to 3.0 meters) and risky to small and medium-sized sea vessels.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will continue to have partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers or thunderstorms especially in the afternoon or evening in some areas.
**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 July 16 to 8:00 AM July 17, 2017)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines