Friday, January 25, 2013

Tropical Update

Issued (09 UTC) 5pm PhT 012513

Converging winds and a weak Low Pressure Area continue to bring rains across Central and Southern Philippines. The northern half of the country, on the other hand, remains cool due to the northeast monsoon (Amihan).

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows clouds forming due to the converging easterlies and northeasterly winds. The convergence is causing widespread rain showers across parts of Visayas and Mindanao. The eastern half of Visayas has seen up to 150mm of rain since yesterday bringing flooding in some areas. The towns in Mindanao that got hit with torrential rains last week are starting to see quieter weather but will still experience occasional rains. For the latest rainfall data across the Philippines, please click HERE (ClimateX PH)

A weak low pressure area, Invest 96W, was spotted just east of Mindanao. A low level circulation center is associated with this LPA but chances of development are very low at this time. Nevertheless, this LPA could bring more rains for Mindanao this weekend.

3-Day Forecast (NOT OFFICIAL!)

Our forecast continues to show generally dry pattern across Luzon with minimal chances of rain. Best chances for rain in Luzon will be found in the northeastern sections such as Cagayan, Isabela, and Aurora. Temperatures will also remain seasonably cool with morning lows dipping in the teens especially in the northernmost locations.

Visayas and Mindanao, on the other hand, will likely see more rains than sun this weekend, especially Eastern Visayas. Up to 100mm of rain could be observed in some locations here which could lead to flooding and landslides. Weather should gradually improve as we head into Monday.

We'll have another update tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. According to the Philippines Weather update we must still be ready for the upcoming rains that will enter to our country