Tropical wave bringing downpours

12/19/2018 3:32:35 AM

As of Wednesday morning, EST, there are no tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific Ocean basin, and none are expected to develop for at least the next 24 hours.

However, we are monitoring an area of disturbed weather east of the Philippines. That area will track to the west during the second half of the week, bringing locally heavy rain to parts of the central and southern Philippines. As the area of disturbed weather emerges into the South China Sea by the end of the week, there is a low chance that it develops into a weak tropical cyclone. Whether it develops or not, it will likely bring some heavy rain to southern parts of Vietnam by the end of the weekend.

By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty

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