MANILA: Tropical Depression “Carina” is expected to make landfall in the northern part of Luzon this weekend, and could intensify into a typhoon, the state weather bureau said on Friday.
In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran said that as of 5 p.m. tropical depression Carina was estimated based on all available data at 135 kilometers east-northeast of Borongan City (12.0ºN, 126.6ºE), packed with maximum winds of 45 kph near the center. It was forecast to move north-northwest at 11 kph.
Maintaining speed and movement, Carina was forecast to make landfall in the Cagayan-Isabela area by Sunday evening.
Carina is expected to intensify into typhoon category, he said.
He added Carina is expected to exit the country by Monday.
During the weekend, most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila will experience rains due to southwest monsoon. Carina will bring rains over eastern Visayas and Bicol.
Public storm warning signal no. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) was raised in Catanduanes, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.