NORTHEASTERLIES (Northeasterly Surface Windflow/Weak Amihan) has gripped over the week at it is today, still persisting quite strongly, bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies, moderate to fresh breeze with passing isolated to scattered rain showers and possible thunderstorms across EASTERN, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, NORTHERN, EASTERN & WESTERN MINDANAO.
However, the TROUGH of Ex-01W (LPA) extends well across the Celebes Sea including SOUTHERN MINDANAO, bringing ”on-and-off” light to moderate, to at times heavy rain showers or thunderstorm in the mentioned areas.
**Potential flooding in low-lying areas, and high risk areas for landslides will have to make the necessary precautions against these weather-induced hazards. For those traversing the inland and exposed sea regions of the country – be aware of abrupt changes in sea conditions in the duration of this persistent monsoon system. Sea wave heights may vary from 2.0 m to as much as 4-5.0 m in places.
Meanwhile, THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have clear to mostly cloudy (overcast) 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 Jan 10 to 8:00 AM Jan 11, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines