Carina maintains strength as it crosses northern Cagayan

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Carina maintains strength as it crosses northern Cagayan
Several provinces in Luzon remain under warning signals due to Severe Tropical Storm Carina

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MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Carina maintained its strength as it continued crossing northern Cagayan late Sunday afternoon, July 31, after making landfall.

In its bulletin issued 5 pm on Sunday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Carina was 30 kilometers south of Aparri, Cagayan, moving 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:

  • Isabela
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Apayao
  • Mt. Province
  • Ifugao
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands

Signal number 1, meanwhile, is still raised over these provinces:

  • Batanes
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Pangasinan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora

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, and the rest of Central Luzon.

Meanwhile, coastal waters in the northern, eastern, and southern seaboards of Luzon remain rough to very rough.

Carina is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning, August 1.

Forecast track of Severe Tropical Storm Carina as of July 31, 5 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

– Rappler.com

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