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‘Auring’ enters PAR

A TROPICAL depression (TD) southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named “Auring“, a weather specialist said on Wednesday.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) meteorologist Joey Figuracion said “Auring” is not affecting any part of the country yet.

The tail-end of frontal system will bring moderate to at times heavy rains in Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, Albay, Catanduanes, he said.

We advise residents of those areas to take precautions due to rains,” he added.

PAGASA also forecast light to moderate, with at times heavy rains over Central Visayas, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and the rest of Bicol Region.

Isolated flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur due to heavy rainfall or prolonged periods of rainfall, especially in areas identified in hazard maps highly susceptible to these hazards. Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels, the bureau warned. Philippine News Agency