Agaton expected out of PAR

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AGATON is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, but state weather bureau PAGASA said in an update on Tuesday afternoon that the tropical depression was expected to intensify into a storm on its way out. By Tuesday night, it was seen to make its sixth landfall over Palawan province, which had been placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1. Pagasa’s bulletin on Tuesday said “scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over the areas with TCWS#1 as well as Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Southern Quezon, Panay Island and rest of Mimaropa.”