Super Typhoon Mawar, which is now situated east of Visayas, is expected to strengthen the southwest monsoon, or "habagat," resulting in possible rainfall over the Philippines. While the typhoon is not forecast to make direct landfall, it may pass close to Cagayan, Batanes, and the Babuyan Islands, which may be affected. 

Super typhoon Mawar to stir habagat rains despite unlikely direct hit: PAGASA
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Furthermore, the habagat may strengthen, delivering showers to the country's western areas beginning Sunday or Monday. This page gives an overview of the most recent developments and critical information on the effects of Super Typhoon Mawar and the subsequent habagat rains.

The Location and Strength of Super Typhoon Mawar

Super Typhoon Mawar was located roughly 2,215 kilometers east of Visayas as of the most recent report, with maximum sustained winds near the center reaching 185 kilometers per hour and gusts reaching 230 kilometers per hour. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Mawar will approach the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday or Saturday and will be called Betty upon arrival.

The Effect on the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat)

The presence of Super Typhoon Mawar is likely to boost the habagat, or southwest monsoon, resulting in probable rainfall across the country's western regions. This encompasses Metro Manila as well as locations in Luzon and Visayas. The habagat rains are expected to start on Sunday or Monday and last several days. It is critical to keep an eye on weather updates and prepare for probable isolated thunderstorms and accompanying dangers such as floods and landslides.

Evacuation in Advance and Safety Measures

Local governments in northern Luzon, especially in coastal towns and flood-prone regions, are recommended to execute precautionary evacuations in preparation of the consequences of Super Typhoon Mawar and the habagat rains. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) advises coastal communities around the nation to be attentive and take appropriate safeguards. Fishing operations may be temporarily halted to safeguard the safety of fishermen in potentially dangerous sea conditions induced by the typhoon's huge waves.

Forecast for the Region

While Super Typhoon Mawar and the habagat hit the western provinces, cloudy skies with sporadic rainshowers and thunderstorms are predicted in Zamboanga Peninsula, the Bangsamoro Region, and Palawan. A frontal system will likely bring overcast skies and rain to Batanes and the Babuyan Islands. The remainder of the nation, including Metro Manila, should experience partly overcast to cloudy sky with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.


As Super Typhoon Mawar enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the potential effect on habagat and rainfall should not be underestimated. It is critical to follow official PAGASA weather warnings and follow local authorities' directions. Individuals living in flood-prone locations should be prepared for probable pre-emptive evacuations. Stay aware, take appropriate precautions, and prioritize your own and your community's well-being. We can manage this weather catastrophe with resilience and readiness if we work together.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is based on the available online sources. Readers are advised to conduct their own research and assessment before making any decisions related to the Super Typhoon Mawar.



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