Surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) continues to blow, bringing partly to cloudy (overcast) skies, slightly cooler conditions with occasionally scattered rain showers or thunderstorms across BICOL REGION, VISAYAS, NORTHERN, EASTERN MINDANAO. Fresh to near-gale force winds of 35 to 60 km/hr will prevail, making the seas moderate to rough (2.0 to 6.0 meters) and risky to all types of sea vessels to navigate on.
EASTERLIES (Easterly Trade Winds) will bring partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over BATANES & BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP, NORTHERN & EASTERN MINDANAO.
Meanwhile, TROPICAL DEPRESSION 03W (CHEDENG) maintains it westward heading towards Eastern Mindanao. At 11:00 AM today, March 18, the center was located about 348 km East of Mati City, Davao Oriental (7.0°N lat 129.4°E lon), with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/hr near the center, gusting up to 65 km/hr. It was moving West @ 21 km/hr. For more details check out our Storm Updates at: https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be clear to partly cloudy skies, with isolated to scattered rain showers or thunderstorms in places.
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 Mar 17 to 8:00 AM Mar 18, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines