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Double depressions for now, one expected to develop further

Good afternoon from the Western Pacific Weather team.

We are monitoring two tropical depressions in the Western Pacific on this Wednesday. One is south of Vietnam and the Indochina Peninsula, and it seems like the system will continue to hover over the region and slowly drift to the west over the coming days. Depending on how closely it hovers the coastline, we are expecting to see close to 200 millimeters of rainfall over the next few days. It does not look like the system will gain enough juice to become a tropical storm, but be on the lookout for possible issues along the coastline during the next few days as rain and windy conditions persist.

Meanwhile, another depression has crossed over most of the Philippines and moving to the west. While it is still considered a depression for the moment, it will likely intensify into a tropical storm within the next 24 hours. The relaxed winds along with the warm waters will become a bigger part of the story, and that will help to further develop the system. Those in the Philippines are not completely out of the woods since the depression is nearby and could still have influence over the region. It would be best to keep an eye on the forecast for this week.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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About Jonathan Oh

Jonathan Oh is a meteorologist on Western Pacific Weather and appearing on NHK World. Jonathan has been working in the field for more than 10 years with a focus on broadcast, radar, and computer model forecasting. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.

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