Seniang weakens into tropical depression

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Seniang weakens as it traverses the Sulu Sea, and is expected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility by Friday afternoon, January 2

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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm Seniang (international name Jangmi) has weakened further and is now downgraded to a tropical depression, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday, December 31.

In its 5 pm update, weather agency PAGASA said Seniang has weakened while traversing Sulu Sea, moving west southwest at 15 kilometers per hour (km/h).

The center of the tropical depression was estimated at 290 km south southwest of Cuyo, Palawan. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center.

Storm Signal Number 1 is still raised over Southern Palawan. Storm warning signals elsewhere have been lifted.

Seniang is expected to be 300 km southwest of Puerto Princesa City by Thursday afternoon.

By Friday afternoon, it is expected to be 570 km southwest of Puerto Princesa city or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Rappler.com