Issued (04 UTC) 12pm PhT 121214
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Hagupit has now weakened to a Tropical Depression as it moves just east of Vietnam. The system was last located approximately 320km east southeast of Ho Chi Minh. Maximum sustained winds are down to 45kph with gusts of up to 65kph. TD Hagupit is moving south southwestward at 30kph.
IR Image from NRLMRY
Latest satellite image shows convection is waning and the low-level circulation center is becoming more fully exposed. Strong wind shear and dry air are acting upon the system as forecast and will continue causing weakening and eventual dissipation.
Tropical Depression Hagupit will continue moving near the Vietnamese Coast. Residual light to moderate rains will continue to affect the region but should die down in the next 24 to 48 hours. Hagupit should fully dissipate by tomorrow.
This is our final update for Tropical Depression Hagupit. A low pressure area is spotted well east of the Philippines this morning but is not expected to become a Tropical Cyclone in the next few days.