As of 340PM today, Typhoon Mangkhut (OMPONG) has been downgraded from ”Extremely Catastrophic” Super Typhoon as it crossed through terrain thus, weakening it. It was last seen near 138 km WNW of Laoag, Ilocos Norte (18.7N 119.4E) packing winds of 200 kph gusting higher up to 240 kph. It is forecast to maintain its WNW’erly heading at accelerating phase of 27 kph in the general direction of Southern Southern China – exiting the PAR line anytime tonight. It’s Trough is bringing some isolated rain showers or thunderstorms across WESTERN LUZON at the moment.
Meanwhile Moderate SOUTHWEST MONSOON (HABAGAT) is affecting MIMAROPA, KALAYAAN ISLAND GROUP (KIG), and WESTERN VISAYAS where isolated 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 14 to 8:00 AM Sept 15, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines