Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

FOR:Severe Tropical Storm Vinta
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:8:00 AM, 22 December 2017


  • Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Visayas and Mindanao within 24 hours. Residents of these areas must make appropriate actions against flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.
  • Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS).

Location of eye/center:  At 7:00 AM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “VINTA” was estimated based on all available data including Hinatuan Doppler Radar at In the vicinity of Laak, Compostela Valley (07.9 °N, 125.7 °E)

Strength:  Maximum sustained winds of 90 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 155 kph

Forecast Movement:  Forecast to move West at 20 kph

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 135 km North of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur(8.1°N, 121.5°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):250 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(8.3°N, 117.0°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 330 km Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(8.9°N, 112.0°E)

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL:  #2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs) affecting Southern Surigao del Sur, Northern Davao Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Northern Davao del Sur (Davao City), North Cotabato, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at: 08:00AM today, 22 December 2017

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Low Pressure Area (LPA).  This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.  The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers.  These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Thank you very much.