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Paolo maintains strength while LPA intensifies into tropical depression

Typhoon Paolo maintained its strength as it moved north northwestward over at the Philippine sea, while the low pressure on the other side of the country has intensified into a tropical depression.

In its 10 a.m. bulletin, weather bureau PAGASA said Paolo's eye was located 945 km East of Infanta, Quezon.

Paolo packed maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph, as it moved north northwest at 15 kph.

The typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, GMA's resident meteorologist Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz said the LPA, currently spotted 150 kilometers northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, has intensified into a tropical depression.

This weather system, along with the outer rainbands of Paolo and the southwesterly windflow enhanced by the typhoon will bring scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms over Palawan, Bicol region, Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and ARMM.

Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, the seaboard of Palawan, the western and eastern seaboards of Visayas and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao. — MDM, GMA News