Issued (23 UTC) 7am PhT 110113
Typhoon Krosa (Bagyong Vinta) is now moving away from Luzon and rains and strong winds should end later this morning. The center was last located approximately 160km northwest of Laoag or about 490km north northwest of Manila. Maximum sustained winds are down slightly to 120kph with gusts of up to 150kph.
IR Image from FNMOC
Rains and strong winds should continue to weaken across Northern Luzon later this morning. A total of up to 200mm of rain was recorded in some areas last night but thankfully, clearer weather is in the forecast.
Typhoon Krosa will continue moving across the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea and will threaten Southern China, especially Hainan, this weekend.
We'll have another update later tonight.