Cyclone enters PAR Tuesday morning-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
MANILA (Updated)-- The state weather forecasters said early Tuesday that the cyclone outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday morning entered PAR and was named "Vinta." It will be the 22nd cyclone to enter PAR this year.
At 4 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Tropical Depression Vinta was estimated to be 1,150 km east of Virac, Catanduanes.
The cyclone packed winds of 45 kph near its center and is forecast to move west-nortwestward at 24 kph.
Vinta is expected to make landfall on Thursday, on Northern and Central Luzon.
Pagasa said, "Tropical Depression Vinta is expected to be at 600 km east Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by Wednesday morning. By Thursday morning, it will be at 300 km east of Baler, Aurora and at 180 km west of Baguio City by Friday morning."
The tropical depression carried rainfall of about 5 to 7.5 mm per hour or moderate to occasionally heavy within its 300 km diamerer.
The state weather bureau also said, "Tropical Depression Vinta will not yet affect any part of the country."
For Tuesday, the skies over Metro Manila and the rIlocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon regions will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rain.
"The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening," it said. (SFP/Sunnex)