Bagyong Vinta intensifies into a tropical storm - PAGASA weather update

Bagyong Vinta has slightly intensified as it moves towards extreme Northern Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA reports new update.


At 5pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, the eye of Tropical Storm Vinta was spotted at 645 kilometers East of Tuguegarao City with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 23 kph.

The areas having public storm warning, according to PAGASA, are the following:

Signal No. 2
(winds of more than 60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
  • Cagayan
  • Calayan Group of Island
  • Babuyan Group of Island
  • Isabela
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Mt. Province
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Aurora
  • Pangasinan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Batanes Group of Islands
In the weather agency’s latest bulletin, state forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 500-km diameter of Tropical Storm Vinta.

The bureau alerted residents in areas under the public storm warning signals against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those in coastal areas signal #2 are alerted against possible storm surges.

Sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon, PAGASA added.