NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) blows in strong bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies and cool weather conditions with occasionally light to at times moderate rain showers and possible thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON, NORTHERN & EASTERN LUZON, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA and VISAYAS . Near-gale to gale (30-60 kph) force winds will blow, making the seas Rough to High (4.0 to 7.5 meters) and dangerous to all types of sea vessels to navigate on, while TROPICAL DEPRESSION KAI-TAK (URDUJA) was located near 28 km WSW of MASBATE CITY, MASBATE bringing mostly cloudy skies with moderate to at times torrential rains over EASTERN, CENTRAL & WESTERN VISAYAS, BICOL REGION, SOUTHERN TAGALOG and MIMAROPA.
Meanwhile, TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 97W remain quasi-stationary outside the PAR line, in the vicinity of Western Micronesia. It has a MEDIUM (35-65% CHANCE) of becoming a significant tropical cyclone within 24 hours.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have mostly cloudy skies with possible isolated rain showers or thunderstorms developing later.
**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.
24-Hour Observed Rainfall Accumulation (8:00 AM December 16 to 8:00 AM December 17, 2017)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines