Tropical Depression 35W (USMAN) has weakened considerably into a Tropical Disturbance (LPA) and was pushed southward by the strong cold surge of the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan), thereby relocating the center over the Southern Sulu Sea. Some relocation of its two previous position has also been made to adjuct to this new position.
Meanwhile, this LPA will continue to enhance the Strong surge of the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) and bring cloudy, cooler and windy conditions with occasional rain showers and some thunderstorms across Luzon, becoming more frequent along CaLaBaRZon and MiMaRoPa.
As of 5:00 AM PhT today, December 30…2100 GMT. The center was relocated over the southern part of Sulu Sea (near 8.5°N 120.2°E), about 48 km southeast of Tubbataha Reefs or 262 km east of Brooke’s Point, Palawan.
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 35 kph near the center…Gustiness: 50 kph.