MANILA — Brought by the tail-end of a frontal weather system affecting the eastern section of southern Luzon and the Visayas, the weather bureau reports that scattered rain showers will continue to hover over most parts of the country.
Thunderstorms and rain showers, meanwhile, will continue over the Visayas, the Bicol Region, Northern Mindanao, and the Zamboanga Peninsula.
Light rains over Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Quezon will be experienced as the northeast monsoon affect the rest of Luzon, and Metro Manila will also have its share of isolated light rains.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.
Strong winds and rough seas will prevail over northern Luzon, as moderate-to-strong winds and moderate-to-rough seas will be experienced over the rest of Luzon and the eastern section of the Visayas and Mindanao.
Winds will be light-to-moderate elsewhere with slight-to-moderate seas, says PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration).
Tropical Depression “Auring,” meanwhile, was last tracked 700 km east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. It packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.
“Auring” is still far, and is forecast to make landfall over Caraga either Saturday or Sunday. Or it may intensify into a tropical storm before it hits landfall in Caraga Region, says the weather bureau.
Expected to stay over the waters east of Mindanao until Saturday, Auring may intensify into a storm starting Thursday night, with winds blowing from 65 to 85kph. It could then reach Caraga by Saturday night or Sunday morning, says weather specialist Benison Estareja.
At the moment, it appears to be moving closer to Hinatuan, but it may also change course anytime. (BG/Headline PH)