Tuesday: Variable 5/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres. Wednesday: Northerly 5/15 knots increasing to 15/25 knots before turning northwesterly in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.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.