TD Carina maintains strength moves NNW direction

Tropical depression “Carina” has maintained its strength with a maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center, but has slightly accelerated at 11 kph heading northwest, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Saturday morning.

Moderate to heavy rainfall may be expected within 300 km diameter of the tropical depression, and fisherfolk are warned against moderate to rough seas over the eastern board of Luzon and Visayas.

Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, northern and eastern Samar are still under Tropical Cyclone Signal Warning No. 1.

These areas, the rest of Visayas, Camarines Norte and Masbate are warned against moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

The center of “Carina” was last eyed at 140 km east of Catarman, northern Samar.

Meanwhile, below was the update given at 11 AM today:

The southwest moonsoon (habagat) gets a boost from tropical depression “Carina” which will cause occasional heavy rains over the provinces under MIMAROPA region, says the state weather agency.

The center of “Carina” was tracked at 175 km east northeast of Catarman, northern Samar according to the 11:00 AM update.

PAGASA said “Carina” has maintained its maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kilometer per hour (kph), moving north northwest at 15 kph with moderate to heavy rains within 300 km diameter of the tropical depression.

Fisherfolks are warned against moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Cagayan, Isabela, Catanduanes, Northern Aurora, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, northern and eastern Samar are currently under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1.

The provinces of Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate are alerted against moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flash floods and landslides.

The center of “Carina” was tracked at 175 km east northeast of Catarman, northern Samar. (PNA)

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