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'Agaton' slows slightly, moves towards West Philippine Sea

Agaton was estimated to be 175 km west northwest of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. Google Maps
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Agaton slowed down slightly Wednesday morning as it moved away from Palawan and toward the West Philippine Sea.
 
According to Pagasa's 5 a.m. severe weather bulletin, Agaton was estimated to be 175 km west northwest of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. It had maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph.
 
It is forecast to move west and is expected to be 310 km west of Pagasa Island, Palawan and outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning.
 
Although storm warning signals have been lowered, the weather bureau said moderate to heavy rains are expected over Visayas, Bicol Region, Palawan and Quezon.
 
"Residents of these areas must undertake precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices," it also said.
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