Typhoon “VINTA” has maintained its strength and is now off the coast of Ilocos Norte.
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 and #2 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Moreover, their coastal areas are alerted against possible storm surges.
At 4:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon “VINTA” was estimated based on all available data at 70 km north northwest of Laoag City (18.8°N, 120.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.
The provinces of Ilocos Norte will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan group of islands, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Batanes group of islands, Isabela, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Benguet and La Union will have rains and gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Visayas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
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.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the western seaboard of Central Luzon.
Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere now lowered.
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.
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours) Ilocos Norte
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours) Cagayan
Babuyan Group of Islands
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Batanes Group of Islands