NORTHEAST MONSOON (AMIHAN) surges on and is bringing sunny to partly cloudy skies, cool and blustery wind conditions with passing isolated rain showers or thunderstorms across EXTREME NORTHERN, NORTHERN & EASTERN LUZON, including the BICOL REGION. Winds could reach at 35 to 71 kph (Moderate to Gale) / 2.5 to 5.5 meters (Moderate to High); and is deemed Treacherous to all types of sea vessels to navigate on.
Meanwhile, Super Typhoon (STY) YUTU (ROSITA) has gradually intensified overnight after it underwent an Eyewall Replacement Cycle (ERC) while threatening to hit Northern Luzon sometime on Tuesday morning, 30 Oct. 2018. As of 5:10 PM today, the eye was located near 1,116 km East of Santa Ana, Cagayan (17.9°N 132.7°E). With maximum 10-min. sustained winds of 235 km/hr near the center with higher gusts, as it tracks off WNW @ 18 km/hr. YUTU is still too far to directly affect any part of the country for now. Watch out for our daily StormWatch Updates at https://weatherph.org/category/newsroom/tropical-cyclone-update/
THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have clear to partly cloudy skies with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in some areas especially during the afternoon or evening.
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 Oct 26 to 8:00 AM Oct 27, 2018)
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines