Cold surge of the NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) remains the dominant weather system across the country, bringing partly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies, cooler conditions with passing occasional to widespread light to at times moderate rain showers or thunderstorms across BATANES & BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP, EASTERN, CENTRAL & WESTERN LUZON, including the BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, NORTHERN & EASTERN MINDANAO – where Fresh breeze to Gale-Force Winds of 35 to 70 km/hr, making the seas moderate to very rough (high seas) [2.0 to 7.0 meters] and dangerous to all types of sea vessels.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have clear to partly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and 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 Dec 17 to 8:00 AM Dec 18, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines