Signal No. 2 raised over 6 North Luzon areas

By , on October 31, 2013


MANILA, Philippines—Six areas in Northern Luzon are placed under public storm warning signal no. 2 as tropical depression Vinta intensified into a tropical storm.

On Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) added that the tropical storm is likely to stay until the weekend.

The weather bureau said that as of 6 a.m., the center of tropical storm Vinta was located at 650 km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (16.0°N, 131.8°E) packing with maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Vinta is expected to leave the country’s area of responsibility on Saturday morning as it heads to southern China.

Pagasa said, the following areas are placed under storm signals:

Signal No. 2

    Cagayan
    Calayan Group of Island
    Babuyan Group of Island
    Isabela
    Kalinga
    Apayao

Signal No. 1

    Ilocos Norte
    Mt. Province
    Abra
    Ilocos Sur
    La Union
    Benguet
    Ifugao
    Nueva Vizcaya
    Quirino
    Aurora
    Pangasinan
    Nueva Ecija
    Batanes Group of Islands