'Auring' weakens after hitting land


Posted at Jan 08 2017 09:12 PM | Updated as of Jan 09 2017 01:28 PM

MANILA - Tropical depression "Auring" has weakened slightly after it made landfall over Siargao Island, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

It its 8 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said the tropical depression was last seen 35 kilometers west northwest of Surigao City in Surigao del Norte. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, with gusts of up to 75 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 is raised over Cuyo Island, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros provinces, Southern Leyte, Cebu including Camotes Island, Guimaras, southern part of Iloilo, southern part of Antique, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Province, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

Moderate to heavy rainfall within the 300-kilometer diameter of the tropical depression is also expected.