7 areas under signal no. 1 as Carina slightly intensifies

7 areas under signal no. 1 as Carina slightly intensifies
Tropical Depression Carina is bringing moderate to heavy rains to several provinces in Luzon and the Visayas

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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Carina slightly intensified late Friday evening, July 29.

In its bulletin issued 11 pm on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Carina now has maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center. 

Moderate to heavy rains are expected within the 300-km diameter of the tropical depression.

As of 10 pm, Carina was 180 km east southeast of Catarman, Northern Samar, moving northwest at 9 km/h.

Signal number 1 is raised over the following provinces in Luzon and the Visayas:

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar

These provinces should be on alert for possible floods and landslides.

PAGASA also warned fishermen that coastal waters in the eastern seaboard of Luzon and the Visayas would be moderate to rough.

Carina is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, August 3.

Forecast track of Tropical Depression Carina as of July 29, 11 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

– Rappler.com

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