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MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon "Gener" has maintained strength late Monday as it began to head toward Taiwan.
"Gener" still packs maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph as the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 11 p.m. bulletin that the center of the typhoon was last tracked at 240 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes.
Due to its slow movement north northwest at a speed of 7 kph, "Gener" is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday, according to PAGASA.
PAGASA said storm signal number three remains hoisted over the Batanes Group of Islands; storm signal number two over Cagayan, Calayan and Babuyan Islands, while storm signal number one is still over Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao.
The typhoon will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains over the western section of Luzon and Visayas.