Typhoon “Gener” (international name: Saolo) is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday, the state weather bureau said.
In its latest bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the typhoon continues to move in a north northwest direction away from the country.
PAGASA has lifted the storm signal warning in Cagayan and Aparri, but Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over the Batanes Group of Islands, Calayan Group of Islands and Babuyan Group of Islands.
Gener, which was last spotted 395 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes, has maintained its strength and will continue to cause rains because of its effect on the southwest monsoon.
More rains and moderate to strong winds over Luzon and Western Visayas are expected in the next few days, according to PAGASA.
PAGASA continues to warn residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas against flashfloods and landslides.
The typhoon has left at least 14 people dead and forced thousands of families to flee their homes due to floods.