‘Mawar’ reintensifies into super typhoon, may bring heavy rains beginning SaturdayThis satellite image obtained from the The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Typhoon Mawar, over Guam on May 24, 2023, at 12:30 UTC. Mawar roared over the US territory of Guam on Wednesday, bringing destructive winds to the Pacific military outpost. MANILA, Philippines — State weather service PAGASA said Thursday that “Mawar,” the tropical cyclone outside of the Philippine area of responsibility, has become a super typhoon again after a brief weakening as it passed over Guam. The super typhoon is still not directly affecting any part of the country but can bring moderate to intense rains over Cagayan Valley and extreme northern Luzon over the weekend until Monday when the cyclone may be closest to these areas. Mawar is forecast to maintain its strength as a super typhoon as it traverses the Philippine Sea, but may weaken into a typhoon as it approaches extreme northern Luzon.
Source: Philippine Star May 25, 2023 22:20 UTC