Wow what an unusual Tropical Storm. We were expecting it to turn into a typhoon strength storm which would pass over central Cebu early morning on December 17. Instead it verred south and passed overnight well below the island of Cebu and only at tropical storm strength. Thus no damage and no interruption to diving in Moalboal. All we got was a little wind and some overnight rain. It is now heading towards Malaysia.
What was really unusual about this storm is that it stayed below 10degrees latitude whereas nearly all typhoons that reach the Philippines are above 10 degrees latitude. The brunt of the storms is usually borne by Leyte and Luzon with just side effects in Cebu