Archive | November 16, 2017

Heavy rainfall for Mindanao over the next 24-36 hours

Good afternoon from the Western Pacific Weather team.

After a few days of relative calm in the Western Pacific, a developing low pressure east of Mindanao will bring significant rainfall for the central and southern Philippines over the next 24-36 hours (from Thursday through late Friday/early Saturday). The rain has already been falling up until this point – especially for those in Visayas and near Cebu, but the rain will intensify throughout the rest of the day and into the overnight hours, eventually expanding further south. There are concerns for flooding through that time period. Rainfall rates will increase from the current rate of about 5 mm/hr to anywhere from 10-15 mm/hr. The system will likely move west of the Philippines before intensifying into a weak tropical depression in about 36 hours (sometime mid to late Friday).

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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