Even though Tropical storm (Bagyong) 'Helen' is about to leave the Philippines area of responsibility and moving out of west Philippine sea, heavy to intense rainfalls are still expected to affect most areas of Luzon due to southwest monsoon.

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PAGASA already removed the public storm warning signal in provinces of Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, and the Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan groups of islands, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan, Benguet, Ifugao, Mountain Province, La Union and Northern Aurora.

As of 4:00 a.m. today, Tropical Storm "HELEN" is spotted at 290 km West Northwest of Laoag City and is expected to move out of PAR this Thursday afternoon moving west northwest at 17 kph.

According to PAGASA, Tropical storm 'Helen' will intensify the Southwest monsoon that will affect most part of Luzon and Western Visayas. That is why, fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, and Visayas.

PAGASA also warned residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas for possible flashfloods and landslides. PAGASA continually warned those living in coastal areas that are under public storm warning signal number two that big waves or storm surges is to be expected.

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