Tropical Depression (TD) Samuel entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday morning. According to the state weather agency, PAGASA, Samuel is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms over the Caraga, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental regions. Areas prone to flash floods and landslides would be especially vulerable.
PAGASA’s afternoon weather bulletin placed Samuel at 875 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Samuel has maximum sustained winds of 55 km per hour near its center and gustiness of up to 65kph. It is traveling west southwest at 25 kph.
Seafarers have also been advised to avoid sailing in the eastern seaboard of Visayas and Mindanao.
Samuel is expected to make landfall by Tuesday.