Tropical Depression Auring makes landfall in Siargao

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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Auring made landfall in Siargao Island on Sunday afternoon, January 8.

In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Sunday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Auring is now in the vicinity of Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands. It continues to move northwest at 9 kilometers per hour (km/h).

Auring maintained its strength as it hit land, with maximum winds of up to 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

Signal number 1 is raised in the following areas:

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.

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, 5 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Forecast track of Tropical Depression Auring as of January 8, 5 pm.

Image courtesy of PAGASA

– Rappler.com