Bagyong Auring Update January 2013

Tropical Depression Auring is now traversing Sulu Sea and moving towards Palawan, state weather bureau PAGASA reported.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, January 3, Bagyong Auring, the first tropical cyclone to hit the country this year, was spotted at 190 kilometers Southeast of Puerto Princesa City with maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center. It is expected to move West at 28 kph.

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Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds):
  • Palawan
PAGASA alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas against possible flashfloods and landslides. Weather experts said estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 250-km diameter of Auring.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of the country and over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon due to the Northeast Monsoon and over the western seaboard of Visayas and Mindanao, PAGASA added.