The state weather bureau has raised Tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1 over Batanes, Babuyan, and parts of Cagayan province, as the low-pressure area (LPA) east of Luzon has developed into tropical depression “Carina” on Monday, July 13.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed under Signal No. 1 Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan including Sta. Ana, Gonzaga, Sta. Teresita, Buguey, eastern Lal-lo, eastern Gattaran, and eastern Baggao.
“Carina” may also bring moderate to heavy rains over the Babuyan Islands and the eastern section of mainland Cagayan and Isabela. Meanwhile, the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands may experience light to moderate with at times heavy rains, as early as Monday, July 13.
PAGASA also stated that flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards. The state weather bureau advised the disaster risk reduction and management offices, as well as the public to take appropriate measures and monitor the rainfall or thunderstorm advisories or heavy rainfall warnings of PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.
TD ‘Carina’ Track
At 7 AM, the center of tropical depression “Carina” was estimated at 275 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 55 kph.
PAGASA said the center of the cyclone may turn northwestward before traversing the Luzon Strait, passing near the northeastern portion of the Cagayan and Babuyan Islands between Monday night, July 13, and Tuesday morning, July 14. Currently, the tropical depression is moving west at 20 kph.
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The tropical depression will likely weaken and become once again an LPA on Wednesday, July 15, PAGASA said.
“Carina” is the first tropical cyclone to form inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this month, and the third in 2020.