TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 98W (LPA) has intensified rapidly into a TROPICAL DEPRESSION overnight and was named locally as “FABIAN,” and was last seen near 119 km WNW of BASCO, BATANES while exiting the PAR line quickly today. It no longer has a direct effect to EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON.
Meanwhile, the SOUTHWEST MONSOON continues to develop as enhanced by TROPICAL DEPRESSION 08W off the SOUTH CHINA SEA, bringing blustery conditions over the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP and the WESTERN seaboards of LUZON. The seas will become moderate to rough at times which may pose danger to small to medium-size sea crafts.
Lastly, TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 99W (LPA) located at 793 km E of BISLIG CITY continues to consolidate and enhances the WESTERLIES over SOUTHERN MINDANAO. The combined effects of this banding system is bringing partly to mostly cloudy periods with light to at times moderate rains and thunderstorms across SOUTHERN parts of SAMAR, including NORTHERN and EASTERN sections of MINDANAO.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have some cloud cover and the possibility of 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 July 21 to 8:00 AM July 22, 2017)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines