We continue to watch the same weather features we've noted yesterday: cold front east of Luzon, the monsoon trough in Indochina, and the disturbances across the Tropical Pacific.
IR Image from NRLMRY
A cold-front continues to push east of Luzon. Behind it, cool northeasterly winds will promote cloudy and damp weather across much of Northern and Eastern Luzon. Rain showers will generally be light and temperatures will remain steady in the 20's lowland and low to mid teens in elevated regions such as Baguio. Farther to the south, the easterlies will bring chances of rain across Eastern Visayas and Mindanao today. Rest of the Philippines will have partly cloudy skies with small chances of precipitation especially in the afternoon.
Across Indochina, the monsoon trough continues to bring moderate rains across Malay Peninsula. Some areas here have actually recorded more than 150mm of rain since yesterday. Flooding and landslides are possible especially along the Thailand-Malaysia border. Rains will continue out here for at least another day.
As for the Tropics, the disturbance that we first mentioned yesterday continues to push westward and is moving across Micronesia today. Very little improvement is observed since yesterday. For now, chances of development remain low. The computer models continue to show some development as we head into Wednesday and Thursday. We'll have to wait and see how this impacts Southern Philippines.
Have a safe and happy new year everyone!
Issued (10 UTC) 6pm PhT 123112