BAGUIO CITY—Tropical storm “Carina” has exited the country on Monday morning but continues to affect northern Luzon, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
PAGASA weather forecaster Efren Dalipog said “Carina” has maintained strength as it continues to traverse Balintang Channel.
As of 7 a.m., “Carina” was estimated to be at 270 kilometers northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. It will bring moderate to heavy rainfall within the 500 km diameter.
Signal number 1 is still hoisted over the provinces of Ilocos Norte, northern Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Abra and Ilocos Sur which may be in effect for the next 36 hours.
All other storm warning signals have been lifted but fishermen are alerted against rough to very rough seas over the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon and the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon.
Residents are also alerted on the effect of the rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
“Carina” is moving out of PAR with maximum sustained winds of up to 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
Dalipog said PAGASA is continuously monitoring for weather disturbances.