The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Cagayan has developed into a tropical depression as of 2 a.m. on Monday. PAGASA named this weather disturbance “Carina.”
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was raised over Batanes, Babuyan Islands and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan including Sta. Ana, Gonzaga, Sta. Teresita, and Baggao, among others, according to PAGASA weather specialist Robb Gile in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.
Carina is expected to bring rains with gusty winds over the northeastern part of Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, the weather bureau said in its early morning forecast posted on its website.
Flash floods or landslides may occur during times of moderate to heavy rainfall.
The tropical depression will also cause cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon. Flash floods or landslides may also possibly result during moderate to heavy rain showers.
Carina was located at 3 a.m. at 315 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
Carina is moving westward at 20 km/h and may possibly make landfall over the area between the northeastern portion of Babuyan and Cagayan between Monday night and Tuesday morning, Gile said.
The tropical depression is not expected to intensify into a tropical storm. It may weaken into an LPA by Wednesday early morning when it nears Taiwan, PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas said in an interview on GMA News’ Unang Balita.
Meanwhile,Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers mostly in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms. Flash floods or landslides may occur during severe thunderstorms.
The coastal waters will be moderate to rough in the northern and eastern sections of Northern Luzon, and slight to moderate in the rest of the country.
Originally published at Gma News