Tropical Depression Auring Afternoon Update | January 3, 2013

Bagyong Auring is now moving across Sulu Sea after crossing Mindanao last night. The system remains weak and disorganized although widespread rains have been reported in Central and Southern Philippines. Auring could make another landfall later this evening, this time in Southern Palawan. Public Storm Warning Signal #1 remains hoisted across Palawan as of this afternoon.

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TD Auring will continue moving quickly westward and could intensify into a Tropical Storm by tomorrow. It will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow afternoon as it pushes into the South China Sea or the West Philippine Sea. By this weekend, TD Auring could pose a threat across Southern Vietnam

IR Image from NOAA

Farther to the east, the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is bringing scattered showers across Palau and Western Micronesia today. This band of moisture will work its way to the west possibly bringing rains across Eastern Philippines as  well. While most showers are scattered and sporadic some areas in the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, and parts of Mindanao could still receive up to 50 to 100mm over the next 2 days. For the latest radar images and rainfall forecast for your area, click HERE (ClimateX PH).

-WxCaster PAT

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