A Tropical Cyclone named NOCK-TEN formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean, near the Federated States of Micronesia, on 21 December. It then started moving north-west, heading towards the Philippines and strengthening. On 22 December at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 139 km south-east of Yap island (Federated States of Micronesia) and had max. sustained wind speed of 74 km/h (Tropical Storm).
Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to continue moving north-west, towards the northern Philippines, strengthening. It is expected to pass near the island of Yap on 22 December morning (UTC), as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect the areas along its path. As of 22 December, early morning (UTC), a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Yap state (Federated States of Micronesia).