Pagasa: Expect rainy days in Metro Cebu

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METRO Cebu is likely to experience rainy weather and gusty condition until Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 due to the tail end of a frontal system, which is the existing weather system in Central Visayas.

Weather specialist Jhomer Eclarino of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)-Mactan Cebu said that the tail end of the frontal system will bring light to moderate and at times heavy rains over Central Visayas.

Warnings

With this, Pagasa warned the public of the following:

• Flashfloods and landslides are possible, especially those living in prone areas.

• Strong winds may be felt starting Feb. 18.

• Sea condition may be moderate to rough, with wave height possibly reaching between 1.2 to 3.1 meters. This can pose danger to fishermen.

Tropical depression

Eclarino said the Tropical Depression (TD) Auring, which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 8 a.m. on Feb. 17, is currently not affecting Central Visayas and any part of the country.

Pagasa will continue to monitor its track, including the localities in Visayas where TD Auring may potentially pass this weekend until Monday.

At 10 a.m. on Feb. 17, TD Auring was located 900 kilometers East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

Pagasa said TD Auring is forecast to move generally westward or west south-westward in the next 12 hours.

Afterward, it will move generally northwestward and is forecast to make landfall over Caraga on Saturday evening or Sunday morning as a tropical storm. (WBS)