Typhoon Vinta Update: PAGASA weather report on Bagyong Vinta

Bagyong Vinta, a typhoon, has maintained its strength and is now off the coast of Ilocos Norte, state weather bureau PAGASA reports.

Typhoon Vinta November 1

As of 5am on Friday, November 1, 2013, the eye of Typhoon Vinta was spotted at 70 kilometers North Northwest of Laoag City with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

It is forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.

The areas having public storm warning signals, PAGASA says, are the following:

Signal No.3
(Winds of more than 100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
  • Ilocos Norte
Signal No. 2
(winds of more than 60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
  • Cagayan
  • Calayan
  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Ilocos Sur
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
  • Batanes Group of Islands
  • Isabela
  • Ifugao
  • Mt. Province
  • Benguet
  • La Union
It the latest weather bulletin, state forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from 5.0 to 15.0 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 500-km diameter of Typhoon Vinta.

Residents in areas under storm signals 3 and 2 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Meanwhile, those in coastal areas are alerted against possible storm surges.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the western seaboard of Central Luzon, PAGASA added.