Map: Tracking Typhoon Mawar – The New York Times
Tropical Storm Mawar strengthened into a super typhoon on Friday, with winds peaking at 185 mph, putting its strength on par with a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic. Since then, the storm has weakened slightly and could change in intensity over the weekend. By the time the storm approaches the Philippines on Sunday, forecasters expect it to weaken further. Get the latest storm news here.
The storm is forecasted to gradually change direction to the north as it enters the Philippines, likely to lose this country. However, competing weather systems in the area could make it even harder for forecasters to predict its path – routes could take it to Taiwan or bend northeast away from the island. island.