TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 96W (LPA) has intensified into a TROPICAL STORM PAKHAR overnight and was named locally as JOLINA. It was last seen near 183 km E of BALER, AURORA, and is forecast to move over land within the coming hours, bringing along with it gale-force winds and mostly cloudy periods with moderate to at times torrential rains or thunderstorms. In the meantime, the SOUTHWESTERLY WINDFLOW prevails just to the South of PAKHAR affecting MiMaRoPa and the VISAYAS.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have Partly to Mostly cloudy skies and the possibility of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms developing later.
**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 24 to 8:00 AM August 25, 2017)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines