'Basyang' weakens into low pressure area

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 14) — "Basyang" has weakened to a low pressure area Wednesday afternoon, the state bureau said.

In its 5 p.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the low pressure area was last spotted 220 kilometers (km) south of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

PAGASA said, however, it may regain strength.

All storm alerts were lifted.

Some local government units have suspended classes for February 14.

Read: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for February 14

PAGASA also forecasts moderate to heavy rains in Palawan over the next 24 hours.

Quezon, Bicol Region, and Eastern Visayas will experience light to moderate rains brought by the tailend of a cold front.

Basyang brought heavy to intense rains in parts of Samar, Leyte, and Zamboanga  del Norte over the last days.

The weather bureau advised residents to be on alert for possible flooding and landslides.

It also warned sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, and the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon.

PAGASA forecasts the low pressure area will exit Philippine territory Thursday morning.