Another LPA seen off Eastern Visayas-A A +A
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
CEBU CITY -- Another low pressure area (LPA) was spotted off Eastern Visayas on Wednesday while Tropical Storm Carina is about to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 p.m. bulletin that the LPA was spotted at 740 kilometers east of Eastern Visayas.
Carina (international name: Talim), on the other hand, was seen at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 440 kilometers (km) north northwest of Basco, Batanes.
The storm is moving at 30 kilometer per hour (kph) northeast of the country with maximum winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
Carina is estimated to bring 15-25 mm of rainfall per hour. It is also expected to be at 560 km north of Basco, Batanes by Thursday morning.
Pagasa advised fishing boats and other small sea crafts not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon due to big waves generated by Carina.
Meanwhile, more than 2,000 people have evacuated homes in Taiwan, as the storm is moving toward southern Japan.
Television reports said seawater rushed through a broken dike and submerged homes and roads. No casualties were reported. (Sunnex/With AP)