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State weather bureau PAGASA has lowered all storm signals as Typhoon "Lawin" (international code name: Jelawat) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday.
In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said "Lawin" had accelerated but was already outside the PAR. It was last tracked 610 km northeast of Itbayat, Batanes, with maximum winds of 175 kph near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph.
"Lawin" was moving 20 kph in a northeasterly direction, and is expected to be near Okinawa, Japan, by Saturday afternoon.
However, PAGASA said occasional moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms with cloudy skies was still expected over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, CALBARZON, Surigao del Sur and Davao region.
The rest of the country was forecast to have partly cloudy skies with brief rains or thunderstorms. Boats were warned against going out to sea particularly in the seaboards of Northern Luzon and eastern seaboards of Central Luzon due to big waves expected to generated by the typhoon and southwest monsoon.