As of 340PM today, ”Extremely Catastrophic” Super Typhoon Mangkhut (OMPONG) was seen near 287 km E of Palanan, Isabela (17.0N 125.1E) packing winds of 250 kph gusting higher up to 300 kph. It is forecast to maintain its WNW’erly heading at accelerating phase of 28 kph in the general direction of Southern Cagayan-Northern Isabela Provinces. It’s Trough is bringing some isolated rain showers or thunderstorms across SOUTHERN TAGALOG and the BICOL REGION.
Meanwhile Moderate SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) is already upon MIMAROPA, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), VISAYAS, WESTERN & NORTHERN MINDANAO where isolate to widespread ”On-and-off” rain showers and thunderstorms can be expected, with winds of up to 35 – 60 kph (Moderate Breeze to Near-Gale) /2.5 to 5.5 meters (Moderate to Very Rough Seas/High Seas); Dangerous to all sea vessels to navigate on.
The REST OF THE PHILIPPINES will have partly 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 13 to 8:00 AM Sept 14, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines