Here is the latest news of the Typhoon Vinta that is expected to affect southern Philippines.
ISSUED AT:2:00 PM, 21 December 2017
#VintaPH HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED WHILE MAINTAINING ITS WESTWARD MOVEMENT TOWARD 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 make 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 late this evening and tomorrow morning (22 December)
Location of eye/center: At 1:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm #VintaPH was estimated based on all available data at 260 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (08.4 °N, 128.7 °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 21 kph
24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur(8.8°N, 125.7°E)
48 Hour(Saturday morning):245 km South of Cuyo, Palawan(8.7°N, 120.8°E)
72 Hour(Sunday morning): 220 km West Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(9.3°N, 116.8°E)
96 Hour(Monday morning):260 km West Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(9.9°N, 112.0°E)
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
TCWS#2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)
Surigao del Norte Incl. Siargao Islands, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Northern Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin
TCWS#1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
Southern Leyte, southern portion of Leyte, Southern Cebu, Siquijor, Bohol, Southern Negros Occidental and Southern Negros Oriental,Dinagat Island, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Rest of Davao Oriental, Northern Davao del Sur, Compostela Valley, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga del Norte.
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 5 PM today.