Scattered rains continue to fall across parts of the Philippines today. Rains continue to linger in Eastern Luzon brought about by the passage of a cold front. This same system brought 50 to 80mm of rain around Central and Southern Luzon yesterday. Isolated thunderstorms will continue to pop up over the next 2 days but not expecting huge amounts except in Eastern Luzon and the Bicol Region. Already, places in Quezon have reported nearly 80mm of rain over the past 24 hours and that could continue for tomorrow.
Same scenario happening in Visayas although coverage is smaller and rains are more sporadic. Next chances of rain will arrive late tomorrow. A weak disturbance moving westward across the Philippine Sea is forecast to affect Eastern and Central Visayas tomorrow. As much as 100mm could fall in some places by Wednesday. Rains will then overspread into Luzon by Thursday.
Rains also being observed across Western and Central Mindanao today. Lesser chances of rain for this region for the next 2 days although we can’t rule out a thunderstorm forming, especially during the afternoon hours.
Forecast Graphic (NOT OFFICIAL!)
The LPA over the South China Sea (Invset 96W) remains weak although development is possible towards later this week. It is still near enough to produce rain showers especially in Palawan. Based on some computer models, if this system does develop, we could be looking at a weak tropical storm moving into Vietnam. Still lots of time though so we’ll continue watching and updating you for any changes. Stay safe!