VintaPH: Storm Vinta becomes typhoon

Earlier news today pronounced that tropical storm Vinta already intensified into a typhoon and is now sweeping the areas situated in Northern Luzon.

As per 2:00 PM data report by the Philippine weather bureau, the eye of Typhoon Vinta is located at 150 km East Southeast of Aparri, Cagayan or 140 km east of Tuguegarao City (17.7°N, 123.1°E).

Here is a 3:30 PM satellite image of typhoon Vinta provided by PAGASA.
Typhoon Vinta Philippines
Meanwhile, the following areas are declared as under the assigned signal numbers:

Areas under signal no. 3
Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Areas under signal no. 2
Batanes Grp of Islands, Abra, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, and Isabela.

Areas under signal no. 1
La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac & Zambales.

PAGASA issued alerts against possible flashfloods and landslides in areas under signal 3,2 and 1.

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