(PHILIPPINE STAR) — MANILA – A tropical depression yesterday entered the Philippine area of responsibility near Mindanao as the country is still reeling from Super Typhoon Yolanda.

The state weather bureau advised residents of Mindanao and the southern part of central Visayas to brace for heavy rains today due to Tropical Depression Zoraida.

Zoraida was forecast to make landfall over Surigao del Sur or Davao Oriental this afternoon, said Rene Paciente, weather forecasting section chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

According to Weather Philippines, Zoraida is expected to accelerate northwestward in the next 24 hours, turning west-northwestward in 48 hours.

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