Tuesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning and again in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots turning easterly 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.Issued Tue 10:00 EST
11:07 EST The Philippines has placed eight provinces under a state of calamity due to a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon.