RAINBANDS of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE (LPA) 90W coupled with the SOUTHWESTERLIES (Southwesterly Surface Windflow) is bringing mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered to widespread light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across WESTERN SECTIONS of NORTHERN LUZON, particularly across BATANES and BABUYAN ISLAND GROUP. At 2pm today, LPA 90W was located near 295 km WNW of BASCO, BATANES (20.8N 121.0E) moving slowly Northeastward. This LPA has a medium chance (<35-65%) of becoming a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms developing in places.
**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 Sept 07 to 8:00 AM Sept 08, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines