Warm EASTERLIES (EASTERLY TRADE WIND) continue to prevail across EASTERN section of LUZON. It will bring some cloud cover, and increase the chances of occasional rain showers or thunderstorm, but hot, humid and dry overall, while the TROUGH ( cloud extension) of TYPHOON VONGFONG (AMBO) is affecting much of the VISAYAS, bringing cloudy periods, and the possibility of light to at times moderate rain showers or thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, as of 7PM tonight, TYPHOON ”VONGFONG” (AMBO) has rapidly intensified further, now moving slowly westerly to west-north westerly forward track at speeds of 13 km/hr, now exhibiting a pin-hole ”eye” feature. Ambo is a compact Typhoon while it continues to threaten to thrash the Bicol Region and Northern Samar area [almost same area hit by Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy) back in mid-December of 2019]. It was last seen at (12.1°N lat 127.9°E long), or about 274 km east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. It remains a major threat to Northern Samar and the Bicol Region beginning tomorrow afternoon of Thursday well into early Friday, 14-15 May 2020. Take all necessary preparations ahead of this Typhoon.
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THE REST OF THE COUNTRY will have clear to partly cloudy skies and some chances of isolated to scattered rain showers or thunderstorms in some areas especially in the afternoon or evening.
**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.
Created by: Adonis S. Manzan for WeatherPhilippines