Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Saturday, 19 December 2020
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Sunday, 20 December 2020 or earlier
Current Status and Outlook

Tropical Disturbance (LPA) VICKY has accelerated west-northwestward across the Sulu Sea as it is about to traverse Palawan.  This system remains disorganized, but could still become a Tropical Depression (TD) once it reaches the warm waters of the West Philippine Sea within the next 06 to 24 hours.

LPA VICKY and its trough will continue to bring scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms across Palawan including Kalayaan Island Group for the next 24 hours.  Floods and landslides are likely in this kind of weather system. *Kindly refer to PAGASA for local warnings and forecasts in your respective regions.

Where is LPA VICKY? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, December 19…0900 GMT:

  • Location of Ill-defined Center: Along the eastern coast of Central Palawan (near 9.4°N 119.3°E)
  • Distance 1: 79 km southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  • Distance 2: 100 km south of Roxas, Palawan
  • Distance 3: 579 km east-southeast of Pagasa Island, Kalayaan (Palawan) 
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 35 kph near the center…Gustiness: 50 kph.
Past Movement (06 hrs) West-Northwest @ 18 kph, towards the Central Palawan & West Philippine Sea.
Forecast Highlights
  • LPA VICKY is forecast to become a TD emerging over the West Philippine Sea by Sunday morning (Dec 20), and could become a Tropical Storm (TS) upon exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon. Kindly refer to our attached StormWatch Track for the forecast wind speeds of this disturbance.
  • This disturbance is expected to move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow, Sunday afternoon.
Information based on data collected by Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for T2K





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