Typhoon Quinta will move generally west-northwestward or westward towards the central portion of Vietnam. The typhoon is expected to further intensify over the West Philippine Sea and reach its peak intensity within 12 hours.
At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon Quinta was located based on all available data at 310 km North Northwest of Kalayaan Islands, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR) (13.5 °N, 112.8 °E ).
It is moving Westward at 30 km/h with a maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 190 km/h.
Today through tomorrow morning, light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Batanes, Cagayan, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Palawan (including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands), Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.
Flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards. PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings as appropriate.
Kalayaan Islands under signal no.1 as Quinta exits PAR
Strong breeze to near gale conditions will be experienced in areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1. Potential impacts of these wind conditions to structures and vegetation are detailed in the TCWS section of this bulletin.
In other areas, strong breeze to gale conditions associated with the northeasterlies will prevail in Batanes, northern Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte, while occasional gusts associated with the outer circulation of Quinta will still be experienced over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, and the western section of Luzon.
At 4:00 PM today, the Tropical Depression outside the PAR was estimated based on all available data at 2,125 km East of Central Luzon (16.1 °N, 141.4 °E) with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. It is moving North Northwestward at 15 km/h. This weather disturbance is likely to enter the PAR tomorrow or Thursday.
Rough to very rough seas (2.8 to 4.5 m) will be experienced over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon. Sea travel is risky over these waters especially for mariners of small seacrafts.