Tropical storm Auring (Dujuan) weakened slightly ahead of its landfall in Mindanao's Caraga Region early Sunday, weather bureau PAGASA said. However, the threat of heavy rains and floods remains.
At 4 a.m. Saturday, Auring was spotted 475 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kph with 90 kph gusts. It could further weaken to a tropical depression before it hits land, PAGASA said.
The storm could weaken further upon impact as the landfall area is mountainous, it said. Cold winds are also blowing from the northeast, which could temper Auring's winds that draw power from warm air.
After landfall in Caraga on Sunday morning, Auring is expected to cross the Visayas and Mimaropa through Monday.
What will the weather be like?
From Saturday until Sunday morning: Heavy to intense rains over Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat Islands. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and the rest of Caraga. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, and the rest of Northern Mindanao.
From Sunday morning through Monday: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Bicol Region, Mimaropa, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, the southern portion of Quezon, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, and the rest of Visayas and Caraga.
Tropical Storm Wind Signal no. 1 is raised over Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Siquijor, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental,Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao City, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, and Lanao del Sur.