Isabela, Aurora under storm signal no. 1 due to Vinta-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
ISABELA and Aurora provinces were placed under public storm signal number one Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Depression Vinta continued to move toward the two areas.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Vinta was estimated at 820 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes as of 4 p.m., with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center.
Vinta is forecast to move west at 26 kph and is expected to be 320 km northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or at 420 km East of Casiguran, Aurora Wednesday afternoon.
By Thursday afternoon, it is expected to be 40 km south of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. By Friday morning, it is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
On Friday afternoon, it is forecast to be 620 km west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.
It added Vinta may bring rainfall of 5.0 to 15.0 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 300-km diameter. (JK/Sunnex)