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MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon "Gener" (international code name: Saola) continued to move north but will still bring rains over parts of the country as it enhances the southwest monsoon.
In its 11 p.m. bulletin Tuesday, the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the eye of "Gener" was last spotted at 250 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes. "Gener" has maintained its strength and is moving slowly north at 7 kph. It is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday.
Gener packs maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph, PAGASA said.
Storm signals are still raised over parts of northern Luzon. Signal number 3 is hoisted over Batanes; signal number 2 over Cagayan, Calayan and Babuyan Islands; and signal number 1 over Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao.
Gener will spawn rains and strong winds over the western part of Luzon and Visayas particularly over the western portion.
Estimated rainfall amount is from heavy to torrential (10-35mm per hour) within the 700-km diameter of the typhoon, PAGASA said.
Fishing boats are still advised not to go out to sea.