JULY 29, 2016 — A low pressure area (LPA) spotted Friday morning near east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, has developed into a tropical depression and was named “Carina.”
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said moderate to heavy rainfall can be expected within 300-kilometer diameter of the tropical depression.
PAGASA said “Carina” will cause moderate to heavy rains over Bicol, eastern Visayas, and Caraga. This may trigger flash floods and landslides, PAGASA added.
“Carina” has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and is forecast to move northwest at 11 kph.
The state weather agency said light to moderate rains affecting Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Northern Samar Friday afternoon may persist for one to two hours.
There is no tropical cyclone warning signal yet, PAGASA added.