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LPA formerly known as TD Agaton dissipates, but scattered rains to affect 6 areas

The Low Pressure Area (LPA), formerly Tropical Depression Agaton (international name: Megi), has already dissolved on Wednesday morning, but scattered rain showers are still expected over several areas in the country, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

In its 11 a.m. forecast, PAGASA said the LPA dissipated at 10 a.m.

However, scattered rain showers will still prevail over Quezon, the Bicol Region, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Visayas.

Swells from Typhoon Malakas (formerly Typhoon Basyang) will also bring rough seas (2.8 to 3.7 m) over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours which may be risky for most seacraft.

PAGASA advised mariners of small seacraft to remain in port or take shelter, while those operating larger vessels are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions. 

The reported death toll due to the onslaught of Agaton has climbed to 43 as of Wednesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

A total of 580,876 people or 213,327 families were affected by Agaton in 924 barangays in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao, Soccsksargen, Caraga, and Bangsamoro.

Meanwhile, around 34,583 people or 13,788 families are staying in 348 evacuation centers, according to NDRRMC. —Giselle Ombay/KG, GMA News