'Paolo', LPA to bring rains in most parts of country

MANILA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Typhoon “Paolo” (international name Lan) would continue to bring rains in most parts of the country Thursday.

In its weather advisory, Pagasa said at 10 a.m. Thursday, "Paolo" was last observed at 945 kilometers (km) east of Infanta, Quezon, packing winds of 120 km per hour near the center with gustiness of up to 145 kph and is moving north northwest at 15 km/h.

It is heading towards Japan.

Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was last spotted at 150 km northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Pagasa said the typhoon will bring scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms over Palawan, Bicol region, Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Residents in these areas are alerted against possible moderate to heavy rains may cause serious flooding/landslides, with strong winds and lightning.

Wind and coastal waters will be moderate to strong, moderate to rough all over the country.

Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, the seaboard of Palawan, the western and eastern seaboards of Visayas and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.

Paolo is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday morning, October 22. (SunStar Philippines)
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