WUKONG moving across the central Philippines…

IR 2012-12-26 0932Z (from NOAA)

WUKONG maintained its strength as a weak Tropical Storm as it moved across the Philippines… The weak storm is located in the vicinity of Mindoro Island near 12N 121E… IR animation shows disorganized convection persists around an ill-defined centre…

The system is expected to remain weak in the next couple of days while moving westward across the South China Sea… Rather strong wind shear should limit the rate of intensification…

Residents in the central Philippines should pay attention to the warnings issued by your local weather office…

At 10 UTC / 18 HKT… San Jose (Philippines) reported a sea level pressure of 1004.3 hPa…

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