‘Bagyong Carina’ PAGASA Latest Update July 31, 2016, 8:00 PM: Signal No. 2 in 6 Areas

MANILA, Philippines – Signal No. 2 were raised by PAG-ASA in 6 areas and Signal No. 1 at 7 areas in Northern Luzon. The latest weather update on ‘Bagyong Carina’ was issued at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016. As of 7:00 PM, the location of the center is at 20 km North of Aparri, Cagayan.

According to PAGASA, Bagyong Carina continues to traverse at northern Cagayan area. The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 500 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

SEE ALSOSuspension of Classes: August 31, 2016 due to Bagyong Carina

Likewise, fisherfolk are alerted against  rough to very rough seas over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon. Areas under TCWS #1 and #2, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and the rest of Central Luzon are alerted against moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flash floods and landslides.

PAG-ASA Forecast Track of ‘Carina’ as of 05:00 PM July 31, 2016

Weather Forecast/ Movement 

Carina is expected to to move Northwest at 20 kph. Tomorrow morning (August 1, 2016), Carina is expected at 495 km West Southwest of Itbayat, Batanes, outside Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It will be at 1035 km West Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes, outside Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday (August 2, 2016).

Signal Number 2

  • Ilocos Norte,
  • Ilocos Sur, 
  • Cagayan
  • Babuyan Group of Islands 
  • Apayao, Kalinga 
  • Abra

PAG-ASA reminded the public of the wind impacts with Signal No. 2. These includes:

  • Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures
  • Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures
  • No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
  • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
  • A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
  • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
  • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
  • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
  • In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken.
  • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken.
  • Rice and corn may be adversely affected.
  • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.
  • Wave Height (Open Sea): 4.1-14.0 meters

Signal No. 1

  • La Union,
  • Pangasinan,
  • Benguet, 
  • Ifugao, 
  • Mt. Province, 
  • Nueva Vizcaya, 
  • Isabela

PAG-ASA reminded the public of the wind impacts with Signal No. 1. These includes:

  • 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 (Open Sea): 1.25-4.0 meters
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