MANILA – More areas in the Southern part of the Philippines were placed under storm signal no. 2 as tropical storm Auring moved closer to land, the state weather bureau said in its latest bulletin on Sunday.
PAGASA said the following areas are under tropical cyclone warning signal no. 2, meaning they can expect winds of 61 to 120 kilometers per hour within the next 24 hours.
SIGNAL NO. 2 Visayas:
Central and southern portions of Eastern Samar
Central and southern portions of Samar
Eastern portion of Leyte
Eastern portion of Southern Leyte
Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands
Signal no. 1 is also up in several areas in Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao
SIGNAL NO. 1 Luzon
Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
Eastern portion of Camarines Sur
Eastern portion of Romblon
the rest of Eastern Samar
the rest of Samar, Biliran
the rest of Leyte
the rest of Southern Leyte
the northern and central portions of Negros Occidental
Northern and central portions of Iloilo
Eastern portion of Aklan
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Davao de Oro
Davao del Norte
These areas can expect moderate to heavy rains this Sunday and up to Monday morning.
As of 4 p.m. Sunday, the center of Auring was seen 285 kilometers East-Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
Auring was seen packing winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour, and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
The storm along with the Northeast monsoon or amihan is expected to bring “unfavorable weather conditions” in large parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, and some parts of Southern and Central Luzon, PAGASA said.