The 21st Tropical Cyclone for the year is about to cross into Northern Mindanao this afternoon and tonight. Potential for heavy flooding rains are expected across Mindanao and Southern Visayas today and tomorrow as TD Queenie crosses the region.
PAGASA has raised Storm warning signal #1 over much of Northern Mindanao and Southern Visayas.
Rainfall forecasts from Weather-Manila's rainfall models are indicating light to moderate rainfall across Southern Visayas and Northern Mindanao during the night time hours and becoming moderate to heavy during the daytime hours tomorrow as the tropical system passes.
Residents along these areas are advised to keep watch of potential flash flooding and landslides as land lifting (orographic) effects are expected to increase the rain intensity.
TD Queenie (21W) is expected to track West, make landfall across Surigao provinces today and cross into Southern Visayas before emerging in the Sulu Sea and Palawan later on.