'Vinta' moves over Sulu Sea


Posted at Dec 23 2017 07:41 AM | Updated as of Dec 23 2017 12:30 PM

MANILA - Tropical storm Vinta has slightly intensified as it moves westward over the Sulu Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA said Saturday.

In its 5 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Vinta is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 90 kph.

Vinta was last spotted at 165 kilometers northwest of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur. It is forecast to move west at 20 kph and expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Sunday.

Southern Palawan is still under tropical cyclone warning signal no. 2.

Meanwhile, tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:

  • The rest of Palawan
  • Western section of Zamboanga del Norte
  • Western section of Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay

PAGASA said scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Palawan.

The Visayas, Bicol, Mindanao, and MIMAROPA, meanwhile, will experience scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains within 24 hours.

PAGASA warned residents of these affected areas against flooding and landslides.

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