Signal No. 1 raised over Isabela, Aurora as 'Bagyong Vinta' moves westward

Manila, Philippines - Weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 said that Tropical Depression (TD) or Bagyong “Vinta” has slowed down as it continues to move westward in the general direction of Isabela-Aurora area.

Read: PAGASA issued Typhoon Vinta update | Oct. 31- November 1, 2013

Typhoon Vinta 2013 pagasa update

As of 10:00pm today, the center of Tropical Depression “VINTA” was estimated based on all available data at 750 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (15.7°N, 131.9°E).

Bagyong Vinta has a maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move West at 19 kph.

Tropical Depression “VINTA” is expected to be at 410 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by tomorrow evening and at 120 km Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora by Thursday evening. By Friday evening, it is expected to be at 170 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) is raised over Isabela and Aurora.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5.0 - 15.0 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

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 tomorrow.

October 31, 2013 Update:

Vinta has intensified into a typhoon and now poses a real threat to Extreme Northern Luzon.

At 10:00 a.m. today, typhoon Vinta was located at 200km East of Aparri, Cagayan. Maximum winds/gustiness (120/150 km/h). Forecast to move West Northwest at 26 km/h.

Typhoon Vinta is expected to make landfall over Northern Cagayan this afternoon.

Signal 3: Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Signal 2: Batanes Grp of Islands, Abra, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, and Isabela.

Signal 1: La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac &; Zambales.

Estimated rainfall 5-15mm/hr (moderate-heavy) within the 500 km diameter of the typhoon.

Areas under Signals 3, 2, and 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides and coastal areas under Signal 3 and 2 are alerted against possible storm surges. Sea travel is not encouraged and considered risky over the Northern and Eastern seaboards of Luzon.


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