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'Carina' threatens Isabela-Cagayan area; 10 areas in Luzon under Signal No. 2

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Ten provinces in Luzon are now under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 2 as tropical storm 'Carina' has slightly intensified and now poses threat to Isabela-Cagayan area, the state weather bureau said on Sunday.

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Diran said that as of 4:00 a.m., the center of 'Carina' was estimated based on all available data at 205 km east of Casiguran, Aurora (16.9ºN, 123.9ºE) with maximum winds up to 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move northwest at 20 kph.

Maintaining its speed and movement,...

"Carina" maintains strength; Isabela, Cagayan under Signal No. 2

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Tropical storm "Carina" has maintained its maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 80 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Saturday evening.

"Carina" continues heading towards northern Luzon, and is forecast to move north northwest at 18 kph.

PAGASA said the public may expect moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the tropical storm.

Fisherfolk are also alerted against rough to very rough seas over the eastern seaboards of Camarines Norte and Quezon including Polillo Island.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 2 was...

“Carina” accelerates further, maintains strength

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Tropical Depression Carina has accelerated further to 17 kilometer per hour (kph) towards north northwest direction, but has maintained its maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kph near the center, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Saturday afternoon.

Moderate to heavy rains within 300 kilometer (km) diameter of "Carina" may be expected.

Fisherfolks were alerted about the moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Meanwhile, Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, northern and eastern Samar have been put under...

'CarinaPH' maintains strength, slightly accelerates to northwest direction

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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...

PAGASA: LPA turns into tropical depression 'Carina'

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The 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 Friday afternoon.

Moderate to heavy rainfall can be expected within 300 km diameter of the tropical depression.

PAGASA said "Carina" will cause moderate to heavy rains over Bicol, eastern Visayas and CARAGA. This may trigger flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA added.

"Carina" has a maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center, and is forecast to move northwest at 11 kph.

The state weather agency...