Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) Intensifies.

Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) intensified further late Thursday afternoon, December 21, as it threatened the region of Caraga.

In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Thursday, PAGASA said Tembin now has maximum winds of 80 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 65 km/h and gustiness of up to 110 km/h from the previous 80 km/h.

The tropical storm is already 200 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, still moving west at 21 km/h.

Signal number 2 is raised in:

  • Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • northern Davao Oriental
  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao del Norte
  • Bukidnon
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur

Signal number 1, meanwhile, is up over:

  • Southern Leyte
  • Southern part of Leyte
  • Southern part of Cebu
  • Siquijor
  • Bohol
  • Southern Negros Occidental
  • Southern Negros Oriental
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Misamis Occidental
  • North Cotabato
  • Maguindanao
  • Southern Davao Oriental
  • Northern Davao del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga Sibugay

PAGASA also warned that scattered to widespread rains are expected in Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao, Northern Mindanao, and the Zamboanga Peninsula within the next 24 hours. Residents of these areas should be on alert for possible flash floods and landslides.

Tembin is expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur between late Thursday evening and early Friday morning, December 22.

– Originally posted by Rappler.


Published by alteryhudzx


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