Tropical Storm Vinta HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE DIRECTION OF EASTERN MINDANAO

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #4
FOR:Tropical Storm Vinta
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:8:00 AM, 21 December 2017

#VintaPH HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE DIRECTION OF EASTERN MINDANAO.
Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region and Northern Mindanao within 24 hours. Residents of these areas must Northernake appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS).
Expected to make landfall over Caraga – Davao Region area between this evening and tomorrow morning (22 December)
Possible inclusion of Southern Cebu, Siquijor, and Misamis Occidental in areas under TCWS No. 1 in the next bulletin.

vinta Tropical Storm Vinta HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE DIRECTION OF EASTERN MINDANAO

Location of eye/center: At 7:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm #VintaPH was estimated based on all available data at 440 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (08.7 °N, 130.3 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West at 18 kph

Forecast Positions:
24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 80 km Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur(8.8°N, 126.5°E)
48 Hour(Saturday morning):175 km West of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte(8.8°N, 121.8°E)
72 Hour(Sunday morning): In the vicinity of Rizal, Palawan(9.1°N, 117.7°E)
96 Hour(Monday morning):185 km Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(9.7°N, 113.1°E)

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.

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