Published: Sunday 24 December, 2017

BAGYONG VINTA Update: #VintaPH Exits PAR as Typhoon, Leaves Dozens Dead

Tropical Storm #UrdujaPH hasn’t even made landfall but a new cyclone is already brewing behind her. When it enters PAR, the new weather system will be named ‘Vinta’, or Bagyong Vinta.


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A new cyclone, a potential Bagyong Vinta, may arrive before Christmas Day. (AP image)

PAGASA is already monitoring the potential Bagyong Vinta, which may arrive just before Christmas. According to the weather bureau, it is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but there is a possibility that the cyclone will become a typhoon.

The potential #VintaPH may make landfall in Mindanao or southern Visayas. But there are also forecast models showing the potential typhoon may recurve and veer away from the Philippines thus avoiding landfall.

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A more reliable forecast on the potential Bagyong Vinta will be possible in the coming days.

“Merong possibility rin siyang magre-recurve, may mga models’ output na ang result ay magre-recurve na hindi tatama ng lupa, ng kalupaan ng ating bansa. Pero ang tinitingnan natin na mas more siguro na tumama,” said PAGASA Administrator Vicente Malano as quoted by Rappler.

Bagyong Vinta update

UPDATE December 24 10:30 AM: Bagyong Vinta has intensified further into a typhoon overnight but has now left the Philippines. #VintaPH exited PAR earlier today.

According to the latest bulletin by PAGASA, at 10:30 AM today, December 24, the center of Typhoon #VintaPH was estimated at 290 km South of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR).

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Bagyong Vintawas moving away westward at 25 kph, with maximum sustained winds of up to 120 kph and gusts of up to 145 kph, in the general direction of Vietnam.

The warning to beware of flooding and landslides due to the rain brought by Bagyong Vinta remains as scattered to widespread moderate to occasionally heavy rains will still prevail over Palawan, especially over the southern section.

ALL storm signals have been removed.