As of 10:35 a.m. on May 25, the National Weather Service Forecast Office advised that although Guam is no longer expected to experience typhoon conditions from Typhoon Mawar, outer winds and rain bands of the storm are expected to persist over the island for the next few hours. Tropical storm force winds of 35 mph to 40 mph, with gusts of 45 mph up to to 50 mph are anticipated as Mawar makes its way out of the Marianas. Guam remains in Condition of Readiness or COR 1, according to the Joint Information Center.
The NWS advises the community to remain in shelter within sturdy concrete homes with concrete roofs until COR 4 is announced.
In addition to the tropical storm force winds, hazardous surf and seas remain. Remain out of the water due to life-threatening conditions.
Although Typhoon Mawar is moving northwest of Guam and the Marianas, Mawar’s current track puts the risk of highest surf along west and north facing reefs.
Dangerous surf persists along western and northern coastlines due to a large swell generated by Mawar.