Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

ISSUED AT:8:00 AM, 21 December 2017


  • Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region and Northern Mindanao within 24 hours. Residents of these areas must Northernake appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.
  • Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS).
  • Expected to make landfall over Caraga – Davao Region area between this evening and tomorrow morning (22 December)
  • Possible inclusion of Southern Cebu, Siquijor, and Misamis Occidental in areas under TCWS No. 1 in the next bulletin.


Location of eye/center:  At 7:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “VINTA” was estimated based on all available data at 440 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (08.7 °N, 130.3 °E)

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph

Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West at 18 kph

Forecast Positions:


  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 80 km Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur(8.8°N, 126.5°E)
  • 48 Hour(Saturday morning):175 km West of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte(8.8°N, 121.8°E)
  • 72 Hour(Sunday morning): In the vicinity of Rizal, Palawan(9.1°N, 117.7°E)
  • 96 Hour(Monday morning):185 km Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(9.7°N, 113.1°E)


Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at: 8:00AM today, 21 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.