TROPICAL STORM 30W (PHANFONE)
PUBLIC ADVISORY #17
FORCE THIRTEEN SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
1920 UTC FRI DEC 27 2019

...PHANFONE HANGING ON TO DEAR LIFE AS A TROPICAL STORM...

SUMMARY OF 1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...NEAR 14.9 N 115.8 E...
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50MPH...80KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999MB
MOVEMENT...

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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NO WARNINGS IN EFFECT
DISCUSSION
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Tropical Storm PHANFONE continues to crawl very slowly in the open waters of the South China Sea. Associated convective activity continues to be produced near the center of the system, but showing signs of weakening likely due to lower sea surface temperatures and wind shear constantly shears it towards the north. Wind shear has no doubt increased significantly to moderate to high levels and is likely to increase even further to unfavorable levels. Sea surface temperatures are decreasing at 25-26C and 
are are likely to remain at 25-26C as it moves very slowly to the western South China Sea, which is only marginal for tropical development. Current models are predicting a continuous westward motion slowly with further weakening, hanging far off the coast of Vietnam as a weakening depression.

Visit Japan Meteorological Agency website for more information provided by officials.

THIS IS THE LAST REGULARLY SCHEDULED BULLETIN, NO MORE BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED.

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Forecaster Knack

OFFICIAL JTWC FORECAST

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