Cyclone outside PAR can develop into super typhoon

By J. Jala | 02:20 PM May 23, 2023

The tropical cyclone outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is expected to develop into a super typhoon within the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Pagasa said the weather disturbance – with international name Mawar – was located at 2,330 kilometers east of Mindanao.

The typhoon outside the PAR as in the next 24 hours to 48 hours is possible that it will develop into a super typhoon.

Typhoon Mawar has maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph as it is moving west northwestward at 15 kph.

Rains will be expected in the western part of the country brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon.

The country should expect stormy weather over the weekend.

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