PAGASA satellite image of the track of Tropical Depression Jolina

Tropical Depression Jolina to make landfall in Cagayan Valley; 3 areas under signal No. 1

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Phillipines- A low pressure area has intensified into Tropical Depression Jolina and now expected to make landfall in Aurora-Isabela area on Friday evening, August 25 or Saturday early morning, August 26.

In a weather advisory issued 5 pm on Thursday, August 24, the state weather bureau PAGASA said Jolina was last located 540 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes. It is moving west northwest at a speed of 17 kilometers per hour (kph).

Signal Number 1 is raised over the following areas:

Jolina has a strength of 45 kph and gustiness of up to 60 kph and is expected to intensify further before landfall.

It is expected to cross over North Luzon and make landmass exit via Ilocos Norte. Exit at the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is expected on Sunday, August 27.

PAGASA said possible flashfloods and landslides are possible in the path of Jolina. Northernforum.net