“Mawar” slightly weakens toward PAR

(Image from PAGASA / Twitter)

Typhoon “Mawar”, while forecasted to remain a super typhoon, has slightly weakened as it continues to approach the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

In its latest tropical cyclone advisory, PAGASA stated that “Mawar” has maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour near its eye, gustiness of up to 250 km/h, and a central pressure of 910 hPa while moving west-northwestward at 25 km/h.

The tropical cyclone, which will be locally called “Betty”, is expected to enter PAR on Saturday morning and decelerate the next day while maintaining its direction. It may bring heavy rainfall over North Luzon on Monday through Wednesday, the weather bureau said.

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