PAG-ASA Public Weather Forecast - Tropical Storm 'AURING' Update (January 3, 2013)

Issued at 5:00 pm. today, January 3, 2013, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) forecasts that at 4:00 PM today, Tropical Storm "AURING" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 190 km Southeast of Puerto Princesa City (9.0°N, 120.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move West at 28 kph. Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.

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Palawan will experience rains with gusty winds. Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila, CAR, Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Bicol region will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Cagayan Valley and the province of Aurora will experience cloudy skies with light rains.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Weather Bulletin Number THREE
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "AURING"
Issued at 11:00 p.m., Thursday, 03 January 2013  

Tropical Depression "AURING" is now traversing Sulu Sea and moving towards Palawan.
Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 p.m.)
110 km South of Puerto Princesa City
Coordinates: 8.7°N, 118.8°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 80 kph
Movement: West at 28 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Friday evening: 660 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City
or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
Southern Palawan
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Rest of Palawan None

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 20 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of the country and over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon due to the Northeast Monsoon and over the western seaboard of Visayas and Mindanao due to the Tropical Storm.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow.

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Reference: DOST - PAG-ASA