93W named WUKONG…

Merry Christmas to you all…

VIS 2012-12-25 0130Z (from NOAA)

Tropical Disturbance 93W has strengthened into a Tropical Depression… named WUKONG (T1225) by JMA… The Depression is located in a region of low vertical wind shear… Good divergent flow over the system supports convective development and gradual intensification of the circulation… IR animation shows deep convection persists over the low level circulation centre…

WUKONG is moving westward… approaching Eastern Visayas and Caraga… Under the influence of well-developed easterlies… the storm will move across the Visayas during the Christmas Holidays…

ECMWF Ensemble Tracks 2012-12-24 12Z

Residents in central and southern Philippines should take precautionary measures immediately to prevent loss…

WUKONG is not a threat to Hong Kong…

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