All warning signals lifted as TS Dante continues exit from PH
MANILA, Philippines — All tropical cyclone warning signals were lifted as Tropical Storm Dante (international name: Choi-wan) continued to move away from the Philippine landmass.
As of 11 a.m., Dante was spotted 205 kilometers west-northwest of Dagupan City, Pangasinan, heading toward the West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its midday bulletin.
The storm was blowing winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 90 kph, while moving 35 kph northwestward.
However, light to moderate and at times heavy rains may still be expected over the western section of Northern and Central Luzon, including Metro Manila, due to the storm’s outer rainbands.
Also, gale warning remained in effect over the western section of Northern Luzon, Pagasa said.
Dante is seen to remain as a tropical storm in the next 12 hours and weaken into a tropical depression on Friday.
Pagasa is also tracking a new low-pressure area, which was last spotted 850 km east of Virac, Catanduanes.
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