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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said the low-pressure area of east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar has intensified into a tropical depression and was named “Carina.’’
PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said Carina was estimated at 195 kilometers east of Borongan City with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center, moving northwest at 11 kph.
No storm warning signals have been raised as Carina is still too far to affect any part of the country.
This morning, Carina will be 280 kms east of Virac, Catanduanes while it will be 255 kms east of Casiguran, Aurora tomorrow morning.
On Monday morning, it will be 50 kms north-northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte and 430 kms west of Calayan Island, Cagayan Tuesday morning.
Wednesday morning, it will be 655 kms west-northwest of Itbayat, Batanes.
The State weather bureau said Carina will bring moderate to heavy rains to the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, and the Caraga region that might trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Fisherfolk were alerted against moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboards off Luzon and the Visayas due to Carina.
PAGASA asked the public and the disaster risk reduction management councils to make appropriate actions for Carina. (Chito A. Chavez)