Most wind signals raised due to Typhoon Ulysses were lifted Thursday afternoon as it weakened while moving further away from Luzon, PAGASA said.
Ulysses spawned floods in swaths of Luzon, trapping people on rooftops and forcing thousands to flee to higher ground. Torrential rains dumped by Ulysses drew comparisons to Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) which inundated the capital in 2009.
While Ulysses has slightly weakened, PAGASA said moderate to heavy rains are expected to prevail over the Cordillera Administrative Region, the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, Zambales, Bataan, Aurora, Cavite, the western portion of Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island until Thursday night.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will meanwhile be experienced in Western Visayas, Samar Provinces, Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon.
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The public is advised to be wary of floods, possible landslides, and lahar flows.
As of 4 p.m., the eye of Ulysses was spotted at 200 km west of Iba, Zambales. It packs maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gusts of up to 150 kph. Ulysses is moving westward at a speed of 25 kph.
Storm Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:
The western portion of Pangasinan (Bautista, Alcala, Malasiqui, Santo Tomas, Santa Barbara, Mapandan, Mangaldan, Dagupan City, Calasiao, San Carlos City, Basista, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Mangatarem, Aguilar, Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, Labrador, Infanta, Mabini, Dasol, Sual, Alaminos City, Burgos, Agno, Bani, Bolinao, Anda), Tarlac, the western portion of Pampanga (Magalang, Mabalacat, Angeles City, Porac, Floridablanca, Arayat, Mexico, Santa Ana, San Fernando City, Bacolor, Santa Rita, Guagua, Lubao, Sasmuan), Zambales, Bataan, and Lubang Island
PAGASA said Ulysses may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday morning.