The combined effects of the surge of NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) and TROPICAL DEPRESSION 35W (USMAN) is bringing a mix of bad weather, where mostly cloudy (overcast) skies, with occasional to widespread light to at times extreme rain showers or thunderstorms across BATANES-BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP & NORTHERN, CENTRAL, EASTERN LUZON, including the NCR, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS & NORTHERN MINDANAO. Rough to very rough sea conditions will prevail in exposed sea regions. There is also a flood potential highly likely to occur today through Saturday, particularly across the BICOL REGION and portions of EASTERN LUZON and the VISAYAS.
Meanwhile, the TROUGH of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 97W is also bringing some patches of cloud cover and isolated thunderstorms across MINDORO, PALAWAN, including the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG).
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have some cloud cover with chances of having 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 27 to 8:00 AM Dec 28, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines