Typhoon Vinta moves away from PH; 4 areas under Signal No. 1-A A +A
Friday, November 1, 2013
MANILA (Updated 11:14 a.m.) -- Typhoon Vinta (Krosa) reached the coast of Ilocos Norte early Friday even as the state weather bureau said it may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the afternoon.
In its 11 a.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Vinta was estimated at 190 kilometers (km) west northwest of Laoag City as of 10 a.m., with maximum winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.
Vinta is projected to move west northwest at 22 kph and is expected to be outside PAR Friday afternoon, and 660 km west northwest of Laoag City by Saturday.
Four areas remain under Signal Number 1, namely, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Abra and Ilocos Sur. Residents in these areas will continue to experience 30 to 60 kph winds within the next 36 hours.
Pagasa said Vinta may bring rainfall of 5.0 to 15.0 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 500-km diameter.
It reminded the public that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the western seaboard of Central Luzon. (JK/SFP/Sunnex)