Typhoon Auring has intensified in recent hours.
According to Pagasa severe weather bulletin # 3 this afternoon, from the tropical depression, this category has become a tropical storm category.
The epicenter was reported 685 km southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
It is moving slowly as it heads in a northwest direction.
It has a wind speed of 65 kph and a gust of 80 kph.