NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) has returned, and is sweeping strongly across the country, bringing partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies, cooler conditions with passing light to at times extreme rain showers and possible thunderstorms across BATANES AND BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP, NORTHERN LUZON, CENTRAL & EASTERN LUZON, METROPOLITAN MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, including the KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG) & VISAYAS. Winds will be fresh to strong gale of 35 to 82 kph, making the seas moderate to rough/extremely high seas (2.0 to 10.0 meters) and is treacherous for all types of sea vessels to navigate on.
As of 11:00 AM today, Typhoon KAMMURI has strengthened further while maintaining that Westerly forward track at speeds of 18 km/hr, now exhibiting a very large 52-km wide ”eye” feature threatening to thrash the Bicol Region and Northern Samar area. It was last seen near 175 km ENE of Catarman, Northern Samar (13.1N 126.1E), with maximum sustained winds of 155 kph near the center. It remains a major threat to the Bicol Region and Southern Luzon beginning early morning of Tuesday well into early Wednesday, 03 December 2019. Take all necessary preparations ahead of this Typhoon.
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Meanwhile, THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies with chances of isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas especially in the afternoon or evening.
**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.
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines