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Storm Alert: Tembin/Vinta now a Severe Tropical Storm

Good evening from the Western Pacific Weather team.

Tembin/Vinta has now been upgraded to a Severe Tropical Storm according to the 12 UTC update from the Japan Meteorological Agency on Thursday. The storm’s center is still located east of Mindanao and is dumping plenty of heavy rainfall into the region and into Visayas.

20171221 Thursday 12 UTC Track

Here are the current signal alerts issued by PAGASA as of 8:00 p.m. Thursday, 22 December 2017.

Signal 2:
Mindanao – Surigao del Norte Incl. Siargao Islands, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Northern Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Northern Zamboanga del Norte, Lanao del Norte, and Lanao del Sur

Visayas – Siquijor and Southern Negros Oriental

Signal 1:
Mindanao – Dinagat Island, Misamis Occidental, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Rest of Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Rest of Zamboanga del Norte

Visayas – Southern Leyte, southern portion of Leyte, Southern Cebu, Bohol, Southern Negros Occidental

Heavy Rainfall Warnings are now in place for the central and eastern half of Mindanao. Residents should be prepared to see flooding conditions as well as concerns for mudslides during the overnight period.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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About Jonathan Oh

Jonathan Oh is a meteorologist on Western Pacific Weather and appearing on NHK World. Jonathan has been working in the field for more than 10 years with a focus on broadcast, radar, and computer model forecasting. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.

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