Issued (0930 UTC) 530pm PhT 012813
Invest 96W lingers east of Mindanao and continues to bring rain showers across the region. Meanwhile, a cold front is moving eastward across the Pacific and will likely usher in another round of cooler weather for much of Luzon.
IR Image from NRLMRY
Latest satellite image shows the cold front along with the convection associated with Invest 96W. This low pressure area was last located roughly 300km east of Mindanao. Right now, the chances of this LPA developing into a cyclone is still very low. Nevertheless the system will continue to enhance showers and thunderstorms for much of Mindanao.
Radar from ClimateX PH
Latest radar image out of Hinatuan showing scattered showers affecting the provinces of Surigao, Agusan, Bukidnon, and Davao. Rainfall amounts have generally been light although some areas could still see some minor flooding and possible landslides. For the latest rainfall forecast and radar images across the Philippines, please click HERE (ClimateX PH)
3-Day Forecast (NOT OFFICIAL!)
Our latest 3-day forecast continue to show quiet weather for much of Luzon. There may be some light rains, however, that could impact the eastern half such as Cagayan, Aurora, Isabela, Quezon as well as parts of the Bicol Region. Afternoon thunderstorms could also impact Metro Manila. A cold front moving across the Pacific will keep Amihan in place for much of the region with cool temperatures likely to last throughout this week. However, rain may return as we move into Wednesday and Thursday as wind convergence may enhance precipitation across Southern Luzon.
As for Visayas, partly cloudy skies will dominate the region with medium chances of rain for parts of Eastern Visayas. Rain could also impact Cebu and nearby islands by Wednesday and Thursday. Finally, rains from the LPA nearby will continue for parts of Mindanao including Davao City. Rains will continue through Wednesday before starting to taper off by the latter part of this week.
We'll have another update on Thursday, January 31.