Tropical Storm Mawar Heads Toward Guam

What was Tropical Storm Mawar has strengthened in the Pacific into a typhoon and was expected to make landfall on Wednesday, bringing high winds and possible flooding to the Mariana Islands, including Guam, the National Weather Service said.

Mawar had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour as of early Monday local time, with gusts up to 95 m.p.h., said Patrick Doll, the lead meteorologist of the Weather Service.

The storm is expected to continue to strengthen and intensify, and forecasts project that it will reach Guam, a U.S. territory, on Wednesday morning, Mr. Doll said, and possibly peak at about 4 p.m. local time, he said.

The eye of the storm, which hasn’t yet developed, could pass through the 20-mile gap between the islands of Guam and Rota, Mr. Doll said, but enough time remains for Mawar’s course to change. He said an eye could form late Monday, which would allow forecasters to make more detailed predictions.

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