'Bagyong Vinta' PAGASA latest weather update December 22, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - Severe tropical storm 'Vinta' (international name: Tembin) is now in the vicinity of Boston, Davao Oriental, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 a.m. update on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Bagyong Vinta December 22, 2017 update
Severe Tropical Storm Vinta satellite image courtesy of Himawari.

'Bagyong Vinta' has made landfall in Cateel, Davao Oriental around 1:45 a.m. today, PAGASA said.

At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm 'Vinta' was estimated based on all available data including Hinatuan Doppler Radar at in the vicinity of Boston, Davao Oriental (07.9 °N, 126.3 °E).

'Vinta' has maximum sustained winds of 90 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 125 kph. It is forecast to move West at 20 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 145 km West Southwest of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte(8.2°N, 122.1°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):In the vicinity of Bataraza, Palawan(8.6°N, 117.5°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning, December 25): 295 km Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(8.9°N, 112.5°E)

track of Bagyong Vinta
Severe Tropical Storm Vinta latest forecast, track. Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 2 (61-120 kph expected in 24 hrs) is up over 16 areas: Siquijor and Southern Negros Oriental, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Islands, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Northern Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Eastern Zamboanga del Norte, and Eastern Zamboanga del Sur.

TCWS No. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) has been raised over 14 areas: Southern Leyte, southern portion of Leyte, Bohol, Southern Cebu, rest of Negros Oriental, and southern Negros Occidental, Dinagat Island, rest of Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, rest of Zamboanga del Norte, rest of Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay.

Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Visayas and Mindanao within 24 hours. Residents of these areas must make appropriate actions against flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS.

— The Summit Express

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