Auring slightly weakens after Siargao landfall
Auring slightly weakens after Siargao landfall
Tropical Depression Auring now has maximum winds of up to 45 km/h from the previous 55 km/h

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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Auring slightly weakened early Sunday evening, January 8, after making landfall over Siargao Island in the afternoon.

In a bulletin issued 8 pm on Sunday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Auring now has maximum winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 55 km/h, and gustiness of up to 75 km/h.

The tropical depression is already 35 kilometers west northwest of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. It continues to move northwest at 9 kilometers per hour (km/h).

Signal number 1 is raised in the following areas:

  • Cuyo Island
  • Bohol
  • Siquijor
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Southern Leyte
  • Cebu including Camotes Islands
  • Guimaras
  • southern part of Iloilo
  • southern part of Antique
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island
  • Dinagat
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin

Moderate to heavy rain is being experienced within the tropical depression’s 300-km diameter. Areas under a tropical cyclone warning signal, as well as the rest of Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas, should be on alert for possible floods and landslides.

PAGASA also warned that sea travel is risky in the eastern seaboard of the Visayas and of Mindanao. Thousands of passengers have already been stranded in various ports due to Auring.

Classes and government work in some areas have also been suspended for Monday, January 9.

Based on the latest forecast track, Auring could leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late Wednesday, January 11, or early Thursday, January 12.

Forecast track of Tropical Depression Auring as of January 8, 8 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA


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