'Bagyong Auring' PAGASA weather update February 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Auring' (international name: Dujuan) maintained its strength and now moving towards the west-northwest, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

'Bagyong Auring' PAGASA satellite image latest
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Auring as of 6:50 am, February 21, 2021 | via DOST-PAGASA

Tropical Storm 'Auring' may initially make landfall over the Dinagat Islands-Eastern Samar (southern portion including Homonhon Island)-Leyte area between tonight or tomorrow early morning.

READ: 'Bagyong Auring' PAGASA weather update February 22, 2021

There is an increasing likelihood that 'Auring' will weaken into a tropical depression before it makes landfall due to persistent high vertical wind shear associated with the surge of the Northeast Monsoon. However, the possibility that the storm will maintain its strength until landfall is not yet ruled out.

Post-landfall, the storm is forecast to weaken considerably due to significant terrain interaction and the increasing wind shear, leading to deterioration into a remnant low within 48 hours, possibly sooner.

At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Auring' was estimated based on all available data at 395 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

The weather system has maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 15 km/h.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 60 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • 48 Hour (Tuesday morning):30 km West Southwest of Romblon, Romblon

'Bagyong Auring' PAGASA track


TCWS #2 (61-120 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours)

  • The southern portion of Eastern Samar (San Julian, Borongan City, Maydolong, Balangkayan, Balangiga, Lawaan, Llorente, Hernani, General Macarthur, Quinapondan, Giporlos, Salcedo, Mercedes, Guiuan)

  • Dinagat Islands
  • northern portion of Surigao del Norte (Surigao City, Sison, Tagana-An, Placer, San Francisco) including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands

TCWS #1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours)

  • Sorsogon
  • mainland Masbate
  • Ticao Island

  • Northern Samar
  • the rest of Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Siquijor
  • Negros Oriental
  • the northern and central portions of Negros Occidental (Kabankalan City, Himamaylan City, Binalbagan, Isabela, Moises Padilla, Hinigaran, La Castellana, Pontevedra, San Enrique, La Carlota City, Pulupandan, Valladolid, Bago City, Murcia, Bacolod City, Talisay City, Silay City, Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Cadiz City, Sagay City, Escalante City, Toboso, Calatrava, San Carlos City, Salvador Benedicto) the eastern portion of Iloilo (Barotac Viejo, Lemery, San Rafael, Sara, Ajuy, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles), and the eastern portion of Capiz (Dumarao, Cuartero, Ma-Ayon, Pontevedra, Panay, President Roxas, Pilar)

  • the rest of 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
  • Bukidnon

'Bagyong Auring' PAGASA weather update February 21, 2021

Hazards affecting land areas

Heavy Rainfall

Today (February 21): Moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Quezon, and the rest of Visayas and Caraga.

Tomorrow (February 22): Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Quezon, Aurora, Isabela, and Cagayan.

Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are likely during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps.

Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.

Strong Winds

In the next 24 hours, the combined effects of the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and Tropical Storm will bring gale-force winds in areas under TCWS No. 2 and strong breeze to near-gale conditions with occasionally higher gusts over the areas where TCWS No. 1 is in effect, as well as over CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Aurora, and the rest of Visayas and Bicol Region.

Hazards affecting coastal waters

In the next 24 hours, rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of areas under TCWS (2.6 to 5.0 m) and the eastern seaboard of Luzon not under TCWS (2.6 to 4.5 m).

Rough seas (2.5 to 4.0 m) will prevail over the southern seaboard of Luzon (including the eastern seaboard of Palawan), the remaining seaboards of Visayas, and the northern, eastern, and western seaboards of Mindanao that are not under any TCWS. Sea travel is risky for all types of sea vessels over these waters.

Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 3.0 m) will be experienced over the remaining seaboards of the country. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

On average, there are 20 tropical cyclones that could form or enter the PAR each year. Only have of those are projected to make landfall.

— The Summit Express

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