SEVERE TROPICAL STORM KHANUN (ODETTE) upgraded from TROPICAL STORM was located about 243 km West of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur (17.5N 118.1E), and its associated MONSOON TROUGH – will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) conditions with occasional rains, thunderstorms and strong breeze to gale-force winds (40 to 60 kph) across CENTRAL AND NORTHERN LUZON…becoming more frequent along the western sections due to the Eastern Rainbands of STS KHANUN (ODETTE).
Meanwhile, a Surge of the SOUTHWESTERLY AND SOUTHERLY SURFACE WINDFLOW will bring mostly cloudy to cloudy (overcast) conditions with scattered to occasional rains with thunderstorms across METRO MANILA, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA including KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), VISAYAS, MINDANAO, AND BICOL REGION…becoming more frequent along the western sections.
THE REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered 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 October 13 to 8:00 AM October 14, 2017)
Created by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines