Another area of concern, now located approximately 242 nautical miles northwest of Puerto Princesa, Philippines is being watched.
Satellite imagery shows low-level circulation that appears to be weak at this time, but also shows a favorable environment with very low vertical wind shear. The water temperature at this location is 28-30 degrees Celsius which makes it very favorable for development.
Computer models show that it is very favorable for the system to become a tropical depression within the next 48 hours or so. It is possible that the storm may develop more quickly, as soon as the next 24 hours. Updates regarding this weather system will be made here as further information is gathered for publication.