By Marisol Bo-oc | 04:48 PM February 17, 2021
The tropical depression east of Mindanao has entered the Philippine monitoring area and was named Auring, state weather bureau Pagasa said Wednesday.
Pagasa said Auring — the first cyclone for this year — entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 8 a.m.
The weather disturbance was expected to intensify into a tropical storm on Friday and may make landfall over the east coast of Caraga-Davao region this weekend.
The tropical depression still has no effect on the country’s weather, Pagasw said earlier in the day.
The tail-end of a frontal system will bring moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Visayas and light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Central Visayas, Dinagat Islands, Camiguin, and Surigao del Norte.