Auring weakens into Tropical Storm – Pagasa

Severe Tropical Storm Auring now weakens into Tropical Storm and is now beginning to move westward.

Until tonight, light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Caraga, Camiguin, Oriental, Bukidnon, Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Davao del Norte.

Tomorrow, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Caraga, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Davao del Norte. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Eastern and Central Visayas, the rest of Northern Mindanao, Lanao del Sur, Cotabato, and Davao City.

On Sunday, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Visayas, Caraga, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, and Bukidnon. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Romblon, the rest of Northern Mindanao, Lanao del Sur, Cotabato, Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, and Davao Oriental.

Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are likely during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps. Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.

Auring weakens into Tropical Storm – Pagasa

PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings while the Hydrometeorology Division and River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Centers may issue General Flood Advisories and Basin Flood Bulletins as appropriate.

The surge of the Northeast Monsoon is already bringing strong breeze to near-gale conditions with occasionally higher gusts over and the eastern sections of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, especially in coastal and mountainous areas.

The affected localities include those currently under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1. However, strong breeze to near-gale conditions directly associated with tropical storm “AURING” will likely begin to prevail over the wind signal areas on Saturday at the earliest.

More localities in Northern Mindanao and Eastern and Central Visayas may be placed under TCWS #1 and possible raising of TCWS #2 over Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental in the next bulletin.