Tropical storm “Carina” (international name: Talim) has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)

Tropical storm “Carina” (international name: Talim) has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state weather bureau said Wednesday night.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Carina was spotted 480 kilometers (km) north of Basco, Batanes at 10 p.m.

The storm maintained its strength, packing winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph, as it moved away from the country.

It is expected to be at 640 km north northeast of Basco, Batanes by Thursday morning.

Carina is expected to continue to cause rains over Northern and Central Luzon as it enhances the Southwest Monsoon.

Frequent rains are also expected over the Batanes group of islands and the western section of the country.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said the low pressure area (LPA) near Visayas is expected to bring rains in Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao.

The weather bureau earlier said there is a possibility that the LPA will intensify into a storm.