Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical depression 28w (Melor), located approximately 78 nm south of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.
Philippines – Tattered lanterns, festive lights and tin roofs littered towns in the central Philippines on Tuesday after Typhoon Melor swept through, killing at least four people and leaving millions without power ahead of Christmas. Melor weakened slightly as it cut across the central islands of the archipelago, but on Tuesday afternoon its wind gusts were still reaching 170 kilometres an hour as it passed over the island of Mindoro. It was due to move out into the South China Sea on Tuesday afternoon.