At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm “VINTA” was estimated based on all available data at 390 km East of Tuguegarao City (17.7°N, 125.6°E) with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is forecast to move West at 26 kph.
Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Provinces, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra and Mt. Province will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. The rest of Ilocos Region and Cordillera, the Provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija will have rains and gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours) Cagayan
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours) Calayan Group of Island
Babuyan Group of Island
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours) La Union
Batanes Group of Islands
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over the rest of Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northwest to southwest with slight to moderate seas.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 5.0 – 15.0 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 500 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
Areas under Public Storm Warning Signals #3, #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Moreover, coastal areas under Public Storm Warning Signal#3 and #2 are alerted against possible storm surges.
Sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.