MANILA – Tropical depression “Auring” (international name Dujuan) is now heading towards Eastern Samar and may make landfall over the area in the next six to 12 hours, the weather bureau said Monday.
In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Auring” was last seen 205 kilometers east northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, or 85 km. east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, moving north northwestward at 20 km. per hour.
It packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 55 kph.
“Auring” may make landfall as a tropical depression or a remnant low pressure area.
Meanwhile, moderate to heavy rains may prevail over the hBicol Region, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Marinduque, Romblon, and Quezon.
Light to moderate, with at times heavy rains may be experienced over Aurora and the rest of the Visayas, Mimaropa, and Calabarzon.
Isolated to scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides are still likely during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards.
Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 was hoisted over Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Albay, Catanduanes, and the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Caramoan, Presentacion, Sagnay, Buhi, Iriga City, Nabua, Bato, Balatan), Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, the northern portion of Cebu (Balamban, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, Asturias, Danao City, Carmen, Catmon, Sogod, Tuburan, Borbon, San Remigio, Tabuelan, Tabogon, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, the northern portion of Negros Occidental (Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Cadiz City, Sagay City, Toboso, Escalante City, Calatrava), the eastern portion of Capiz (Cuartero, Dumarao, Ma-Ayon, Pontevedra, Panay, President Roxas, Panitan, Dao, Pilar), and the eastern portion of Iloilo (Lemery, Ajuy, Sara, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles, San Rafael, Passi City, Barotac Viejo, Banate, San Enrique).
Rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of these areas, as well as the eastern seaboard of central Luzon, eastern seaboard of southern Luzon, southern seaboard of Luzon and the remaining seaboards of the Visayas. Sea travel is risky, especially for those using small seacraft.
Moderate to rough seas will prevail over the remaining seaboards of Luzon, northern, eastern, and western seaboards of Mindanao.
PAGASA advised mariners of small seacraft to take precautionary measures when venturing out to the sea. (PNA)