Tropical Storm Sonamu (Auring) Afternoon Update | January 4, 2013

Tropical Storm Sonamu (Bagyong Auring) is now moving away from the Philippines; here is our latest Video Update:

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Heavy rains were reported across Central and Southern Philippines over the past two days causing disruptions in sea and air travel. Rainfall map below shows the heaviest rains which were reported in Central and Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Southern Palawan. The Philippines should expect generally better weather this weekend but showers will still linger in the eastern part of the country due to the effects of the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) and the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

2-day Rainfall Reports (NOT OFFICIAL!)

For the latest radar images and rainfall forecasts for areas in the Philippines, click HERE (ClimateX PH)

Sonamu is forecast to intensify slightly over the weekend as it feeds on the warm waters of the South China Sea. As of this time, we’re not expecting Sonamu to make landfall in Vietnam, however, it could get close enough to bring some rains into the southern tip of the country including Ho Chi Minh. By early next week, Sonamu is forecast to head towards the Malay Peninsula as a weakening Tropical Depression.

-WxCaster PAT

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