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‘Quinta’ Lowered to a Tropical Depression; Several Flights Cancelled

MANILA, Philippines—Tropical storm “Quinta” (International name: Wukong) that made landfall in Leyte has weakened into a Tropical Depression, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its latest weather bulletin released on Wednesday, December 26, at 11 a.m.

PAGASA said that Quinta “continues to move over Western Visayas.” As of 10 a.m., the location of its center was seen in the vicinity of Roxas City, Capiz. It has maximum winds of 55 kph near the center, as it moves west at 24 kph.

By Thursday morning, it is forecast to be at 270 km west of Coron, Palawan and outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, while it is also seen to be at 820 km west of Coron, Palawan by Friday morning.

Public storm warning signal has been lowered, except for the following areas still under Signal No. 1: Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, Masbate, Burias Island, Northern Palawan, Calamian Group of Islands, Marinduque, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Negros Provinces, and Guimaras.

As posted on their official Facebook pages, the following airlines have cancelled their flights due to inclement weather conditions:


5j323/324 MNL-LGP-MNL
132/133 CEB-MPH-CEB
134/135 CEB-MPH-CEB
5j901/902 MNL-MPH-MNL
5j913/914 MNL-MPH-MNL
5j899/900 MNL-MPH-MNL
5j909/910 MNL-MPH-MNL
5j905/906 MNL-MPH-MNL
5j911/912 MNL-MPH-MNL
5j136/137 CEB-MPH-CEB
5j821/822 MNL-VRC-MNL
5j373/374 MNL-RXS-MNL
5j877/878 CEB-IAO-CEB
5j892 MPH-MNL
5j919/920 MNL-MPH-MNL
907/908 MNL-MPH-MNL
5j893/894 MNL-MPH-MNL
5J 504/505 MNL-Tuguegarao-MNL


Z2-260/Z2-261 MNL-MBT-MNL
Z2-320/Z2-321 MNL-TAC-MNL
Z2-300/Z2-301 MNL-KLO-MNL
Z2-272/Z2-273 MNL-KLO-MNL

Flights on standby for weather update: Z2-274-MNL-KLO