Northerly 10/15 knots, increasing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 20/25 knots turning westerly 15/25 knots during the morning. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Westerly 3/4 metres, tending southwesterly 4/5 metres during the evening.Issued Tue 05:10 CST
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.