Low Pressure Area East of Cagayan now TD Carina
The Low Pressure Area being monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) at 2:00 AM today, July 13, 2020 and has been named “Carina.”
LPA now TD Carina
According to PAGASA’s Severe Weather Bulletin issued at 8:00 AM today, the center of TD “Carina” was located at 275 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan at 7:00 AM.
Moving at 20 km per hour, Carina has a maximum sustained winds of 45 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km per hour.
Areas to be Affected by TD Carina
Furthermore, according to PAGASA, Babuyan Islands and the eastern section of mainland Cagayan and Isabela will experience moderate to heavy rains today.
On the other hand, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will affect the following areas:
- Cordillera Administrative Region
- Ilocos Region
- The rest of Cagayan Valley
- Northern portion of Quezon, including Polillo Islands
In addition, the public is advised not to venture out to sea with small seacrafts as moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon in the next 24 hours.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1
TCWS #1 has also been raised in the following areas:
- Babuyan Islands
- Northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Santa Teresita, Buguey, eastern Lal-lo, eastern Gattaran, and eastern Baggao)
These areas may experience:
- Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
- Light damage to medium to high risk structures
- 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.
TD Carina Landfall Information
The agency’s Severe Weather Bulletin also showed that TD “Carina” is forecast to pass close to the northeastern part of Cagayan and Babuyan Islands between tonight and tomorrow morning.
However, the agency explained that accounting for the forecast track probability cone, a landfall scenario over these areas remains likely.
Furthermore, the tropical depression is forecast to weaken into LPA on Wednesday.