Super Typhoon Mawar slightly intensifies as it moves toward PAR
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MAWAR. Satellite image of Super Typhoon Mawar outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of May 26, 2023, 11 am.
Super Typhoon Mawar is still on track to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday evening, May 26, or early Saturday morning, May 27
MANILA, Philippines – Super Typhoon Mawar slightly strengthened again on Friday morning, May 26, ahead of its expected entry into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Mawar’s maximum sustained winds increased from 205 kilometers per hour to 215 km/h, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in a press briefing at noontime on Friday.
The super typhoon’s gustiness is already up to 260 km/h from the previous 250 km/h.
It was last spotted 1,705 kilometers east of southeastern Luzon, located over the Philippine Sea and still moving west at 20 km/h.
PAGASA sees Mawar heading generally w