As of 9:40 AM today, TROPICAL DEPRESSION 33W (SAMUEL) was located 197 km west-northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (10.76°N 117.17°E). Even though that it is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Friday early morning (Nov 23), its rainbands and Trough will still continue to bring mostly cloudy to cloudy conditions with moderate to at times heavy scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across PALAWAN, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), MINDORO, ROMBLON, & WESTERN VISAYAS.
On the other hand, EASTERLIES (easterly surface windflow), enhaced by TD 33W (SAMUEL) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy conditions with light to at times moderate scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the areas of NORTHERN LUZON, EASTERN LUZON, SOUTHERN LUZON, BICOL REGION, MARINDUQUE, & EASTERN VISAYAS.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will be partly to mostly cloudy conditions with the possibility of isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas especially in the afternoon or evening.
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 Nov 21 to 8:00 AM Nov 22, 2018)
Created by: John Christian B. Lequiron for WeatherPhilippines