Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Sunday, 21 February 2021
Next update: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Monday, 22 February 2021
Current Status & Outlook AURING (DUJUAN) has regained Tropical Storm (TS) classification after the strong upper-level winds (aka. wind shear) weakened over the area. This re-intensification process will be short-lived as the storm is expected to cross the rugged-terrain of the Visayas, and some intrusion of cold-dry air will continue to affect its circulation.

Meanwhile, its rainbands together with the enhanced Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) will bring rains and thunderstorms across Northeastern and Northern Mindanao, Visayas, Bicol Region and portions of MiMaRoPa tonight through tomorrow, Monday (Feb 22).    

24-hr Outlook: TS AURING (DUJUAN) is forecast to weaken into a Tropical Depression (TD) after making landfall over Leyte by tomorrow morning and will continue moving WNW-ward at an increased forward speed of 26 kph – across the Northern Tip of Cebu, and will be in the vicinity of Roxas City by tomorrow afternoon. 

Where is AURING (DUJUAN)? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, February 21…0900 GMT:

  • Location of Center/Eye: Over the northwesternmost part of the South Philippine Sea  (near 9.4°N 127.8°E)
  • Distance 1: 183 km east of Tandag City, Surigao Del Sur
  • Distance 2: 291 km southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Distance 3: 372 km east-southeast of Tacloban City, Leyte
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 65 kph near the center…Gustiness: 85 kph.
Past Movement (06 hrs) Northwest @ 18 kph, towards Northern Caraga-Eastern Visayas Area.
Potential Philippine Landfall Area(s)
  • Landfall 1:  Along Siargao & Dinagat Islands between 1 to 3 AM Tomorrow (Mon Feb 22) – with High Strike Probability of 70-80%.
  • Landfall 2:  Over Eastern Leyte between 5 to 7 AM Tomorrow (Mon, Feb 22) –  with Medium Strike Probability of 50-60%.
What Philippine areas will be directly affected? Heavy to Extreme Rainfall (50 mm to >100 mm expected for 24 hrs):

  • REST OF VISAYAS – Today until Tomorrow, Monday (Feb 22).

Damaging Winds (gusts of more than 100 km/hr expected):

  • None
Potential Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding Areas+
  • None

+Waves of 3 meters in height is expected in storm surge-prone areas, particularly in coastal areas on where the Tropical Cyclone is headedKindly visit the PAGASA Storm Surge Updates  for more details.

2-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**
  • MONDAY AFTERNOON: In the vicinity of NE Panay as it weakens into a TD while moving WNW…about 59 km N of Sagay City, Negros Occidental [2PM Feb 22: 11.4°N 123.3°E @ 55 kph].  Confidence Level: LOW
  • TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Dissipating over the West Philippine Sea after crossing Mindoro…just a remnant LPA…about 142 km NW of Coron, Palawan [2PM Feb 23: 12.9°N 119.2°E @ 35 kph].  Confidence Level: MEDIUM

**Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track have an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively… while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 km/hr per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.

Other Storm’s Meteorological Information
  • 24-hr. Rain Accumulation (across its circulation): 25 to 300 mm [Light to Heavy]
  • Minimum Central Pressure: 1000 millibars (hPa)
  • Size of Rain Circulation (in Diameter): Average (820 km)
  • Size of Wind Circulation (55-kph Wind Diameter): — (— km)
  • Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): — km from the center
Information based on data collected by Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for Typhoon2000 (T2K)


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