Issued (10 UTC) 6pm PhT 032613
The Holy Week celebrations in the Philippines started out under hot weather with the occasional thunderstorms. Same theme will continue through the next few days across the country with an increase chance of rain later this week for parts of the south.
IR Image from NOAA
A new disturbance was spotted east of Palau. Invest 90W remains very weak and largely disorganized. Computer models are not being aggressive on this system just yet. However, even if this LPA doesn't develop into a cyclone, it could still bring rains across Mindanao later this week.
3-Day Weather Forecast (NOT OFFICIAL!)
Much of the country should expect partly cloudy skies with occasional thunderstorms especially in the afternoon and early evening hours. Some of these rains could bring 30 to 50mm of rain in a short amount of time and could cause minor flooding and even landslides. A developing cold-front will be moving eastward and could enhance some rain showers across Northern and Eastern Luzon in the next two days. We are also watching Invest 90W as it could affect the weather across the southern half of the Philippines later in the week.
We'll have our next update on Friday, March 29.