Tuesday: Westerly 5/15 knots becoming variable in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Wednesday: Northerly 10/20 knots tending northwesterly in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the afternoon.Issued Tue 10:03 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.