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MANILA, Philippines – Aside from Isabela, the province of Cagayan has also been placed under signal number 2 due to Tropical Storm Carina.
In its bulletin issued 8 pm, state weather bureau PAGASA said Carina maintained its strength, with maximum winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.
Moderate to heavy rains are expected within the 400-km diameter of the tropical storm.
As of 7 pm, Carina was 340 km northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, still moving north northwest toward Northern Luzon at 18 km/h.
The following provinces are under signal number 1:
- Babuyan Group of Islands
- Mt. Province
- Ilocos Norte
- Camarines Sur
These provinces, including Isabela and Cagayan under signal number 2, should be on alert for possible floods and landslides.
PAGASA also warned fishermen that coastal waters in the eastern seaboards of Camarines Norte and Quezon, including Polillo Island, would be rough to very rough.
Carina is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday, August 1.