This cyclone is currently affecting the northern portion of the country and is already in the typhoon category. It is not directly affecting our region but Gale warning has been issued over Visayas as it enhanced the southwest monsoon, which means we have strong winds with rough sea conditions. I actually love the windy weather today but last week was bad. We had several thunderstorms which took the lives of four teens, 3 were drowned in flashflood and one was struck by lightning. We are expecting more thunderstorms until October so I hope everyone will always be alert during these times.