PAGASA weather update: Bagyong Carina (July 30, 2016)

News updates on Bagyong Carina, a tropical depression, from state weather bureau PAGASA as of Saturday, July 30, 2016 are posted here.

In its latest severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Carina was spotted 155 kilometers East of Catarman, Northern Samar, packing maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour near its eye/center. The tropical depression is moving Northwest at 15 kph.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 225 km East Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora
  • 48 Hour (Monday morning): 30 km South of Aparri, Cagayan
  • 72 Hour (Tuesday morning): 365 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (outside PAR)
  • 96 Hour (Wednesday morning): 840 km West Northwest of Laoag, Ilocos Norte (outside PAR)

State forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 300-km diameter of Bagyong Carina. PAGASA warned fisherfolk to be alerted against moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboard of Luzon and Visayas.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 (30-60kph Expected in 36 hours):

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar

Impacts of the wind:

  • Very light or no damage to low risk structures;
  • Light damage to medium to high risk structures;
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged;
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken;
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

Wave height in the open sea is 1.25-4.0 meters, the weather bureau said.

Areas under TCWS #1, the rest of Visayas and the provinces of Camarines Norte and Masbate are alerted against moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA added.