MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Carina made landfall in Cabutunan Point in Gonzaga, Cagayan at 1:20 pm on Sunday, July 31.
In its bulletin issued 2 pm on Sunday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Carina is now crossing northern Cagayan. It is around 70 kilometers east of the province’s capital Tuguegarao City, moving west northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h).
It will exit landmass via northwestern Cagayan late in the evening.
Carina still has maximum winds of up to 95 km/h and gustiness of up to 120 km/h. Moderate to heavy rains are expected within its 500-km diameter.
Signal number 2 remains up over the following provinces:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- Mt. Province
- Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
Signal number 1, meanwhile, is still raised over these provinces:
- La Union
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Nueva Ecija
Areas under storm warning signals should be on alert for possible floods and landslides.
PAGASA warned that there could also be rains in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, the rest of Central Luzon and Northern Luzon, as well as the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte.
Meanwhile, coastal waters in the northern, eastern, and southern seaboards of Luzon are rough to very rough.
Carina is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning, August 1.