At past 1PM today, ”Extremely Catastrophic” Super Typhoon Mangkhut locally named (OMPONG) is crossing the PAR line, and was spotted near 1,147 km E of Catarman, Northern Samar (14.1N 135.0E). It is forecast to maintain its WNW’erly heading in the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have clear to mostly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered afternoon or evening rain showers and thunderstorms developing 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 Sept 11 to 8:00 AM Sept 12, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines