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Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam – Tropical Cyclone Tembin (GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA, DSWD) (ECHO Daily Flash of 22 December 2017)

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  • Tropical Cyclone TEMBIN (named VINTA in the Philippines) continued moving west toward Mindanao island (Philippines) and made landfall in the evening of 21 December close to Cateel town (Davao Oriental province, Davao region) as a Tropical Storm. On 22 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 40 km north-west of Tagum city (Davao del Norte province, Davao region) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm).
  • Over the next 48 hours it is forecast to continue moving west over Sulu Sea and Palawan, slightly strengthening. Afterward, it is forecast to continue moving west toward southern Vietnam. It might reach the area close to Ho Chi Minh City late on 25 December or in the morning of 26. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect the area of Visayas and Mindanao, including the area already affected by KAI-TAK, as well as northeastern Malaysia and southern Vietnam.
  • The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), as of 22 December, issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 2, for some parts of the regions Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula. According to national authorities, 50 882 persons have been displaced in 43 shelters in the regions of Northern Mindanao, Davao and CARAGA.