THREE areas in Luzon were placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 as the low pressure area northeast of Catanduanes province developed into a tropical depression Thursday afternoon, August 24.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the tropical depression was named "Jolina," the 10th cyclone to enter the country this year.
Pagasa placed the provinces of Isabela, southern Cagayan, and northern Aurora under signal number 1. These areas are expected to experience 30 to 60 kilometers per hour (kph) winds in the next 36 hours.
The state weather bureau said the center of Jolina was located at 540 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora province. It is forecast to move west northwest at 17 kph.
Pagasa said Jolina has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.
The tropical depression is expected to further intensify before making landfall over northern Luzon by Friday night (August 25) or early Saturday morning (August 26). (DDA/SunStar Philippines)