Tropical Storm Auring maintains strength; Signal No. 2 in 3 areas

By: Gilbert Gaviola - Inquirer.net | February 21,2021 - 07:50 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Auring maintained its strength and moved closer to the Visayas and Mindanao where Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) number 2 was raised in some parts Sunday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its 5 a.m. severe weather bulletin, said Signal Number 2 is up over the following areas:

Visayas

-the southern portion of Eastern Samar (San Julian, Borongan City, Maydolong, Balangkayan, Balangiga, Lawaan, Llorente, Hernani, General Macarthur, Quinapondan, Giporlos, Salcedo, Mercedes, Guiuan

Mindanao

-Dinagat Islands

-northern portion of Surigao del Norte (Surigao City, Sison, Tagana-An, Placer, San Francisco) including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands

Tracking Auring

Auring was last spotted at 4 a.m. sone 395 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 80 kph while moving west northwest at 15 kph.

DOST_pagasa

Rainy weekend; landslide, flash flood alert

Heavy rains are expected on Sunday in Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur, while light to moderate rains are expected inthe Bicol region, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Quezon and the rest of the Visayas and Caraga regions.

Rough seas

“In the next 24 hours, rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of areas under TCWS (2.6 to 5.0 m) and the eastern seaboard of Luzon not under TCWS (2.6 to 4.5 m),” Pagasa warned.

“Rough seas (2.5 to 4.0 m) will prevail over the southern seaboard of Luzon (including the eastern seaboard of Palawan), the remaining seaboards of Visayas, and the northern, eastern, and western seaboards of Mindanao that are not under any TCWS. Sea travel is risky for all types of sea vessels over these waters,” the state weather bureau added.

Signal No. 1

Meanwhile, TCWS 1 is up over the following areas:

Luzon

-Sorsogon, mainland Masbate, and Ticao Island

Visayas

-Northern Samar

-rest of Eastern Samar

-Samar

-Biliran

-Leyte

-Southern Leyte

-Cebu

-Bohol

-Siquijor,

-Negros Oriental

-northern and central portions of Negros Occidental (Kabankalan City, Himamaylan City, Binalbagan, Isabela, Moises Padilla, Hinigaran, La Castellana, Pontevedra, San Enrique, La Carlota City, Pulupandan, Valladolid, Bago City, Murcia, Bacolod City, Talisay City, Silay City, Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Cadiz City, Sagay City, Escalante City, Toboso, Calatrava, San Carlos City, Salvador Benedicto)

– eastern portion of Iloilo (Barotac Viejo, Lemery, San Rafael, Sara, Ajuy, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles)

-eastern portion of Capiz (Dumarao, Cuartero, Ma-Ayon, Pontevedra, Panay, President Roxas, Pilar)

Mindanao

-rest of Surigao del Norte

-Surigao del Sur

-Agusan del Norte

-Agusan del Sur

-Davao Oriental

-Davao de Oro

-Davao del Norte

-Davao City

-Camiguin

-Misamis Oriental

-Bukidnon

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