The surge of SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) skies with scattered to occasional light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across the METROPOLITAN MANILA, BICOL REGION, MIMAROPA, VISAYAS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, AND THE KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG). The winds are well-within moderate to near gale force (30-65 km/hr), with moderate to rough seas (1.5 to 5.5 meters) which is risky for all types of sea vessels to navigate on.
Meanwhile, TROPICAL STORM LEKIMA (HANNA) has maintained its intensity, and was last seen over the southern part of the North Philippine Sea. As of 12:00 PM today, the center was located about 719 km east of Santa Ana, Cagayan (19.7°N lat, 128.8°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/hr. It stays quasi-stationary at the moment but is forecast to track towards Northern Taiwan in the coming days.
MONSOON TROUGH will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across NORTHERN LUZON.
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will be mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) 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.
24-Hour Observed Rainfall Accumulation (8:00 AM August 05 to 8:00 AM August 06, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines