The combined effects of the prevailing MONSOON TROUGH & WESTERLIES (WESTERLY SURFACE WINDFLOW), SOUTHWESTERLIES (WEAK 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 the EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON, WESTERN & CENTRAL LUZON, including METROPOLITAN MANILA, BICOL REGION, SOUTHERN TAGALOG, MIMAROPA & KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), VISAYAS & WESTERN MINDANAO.
TROPICAL STORM BAILU (INENG) was last seen over the southern part of the North Philippine Sea. As of 11:00 AM today, the center was located about 788 km east of Baler, Aurora (16.7°N lat, 128.8°E Lon), with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/hr with gusts of up to 101 km/hr, moving generally west-northwestward, but is forecast to track closest between Batanes Island Group and Southern Taiwan by weekend (Saturday).
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 21 to 8:00 AM August 22, 2019)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines