Mawar anticipated to intensify to category 4 typhoon with winds of 140 mph

Photo taken on May 23 by PNC's Isaiah Aguon in Tamuning.

Typhoon Mawar is intensifying as its moving north towards Guam.

It is currently located about 225 miles southeast of Guam.

The latest forecast track shows a westward bend in the vicinity of the Marianas with passage near or over Guam Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Guam Office.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to 125 mph.

Mawar is forecast to steadily intensify through tonight possibly passing by Guam as a 140 mph, a category 4 typhoon.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Warning remains in effect for Guam and Rota. Damaging winds of 39 mph or more are expected late this evening, with the onset of typhoon force winds forecast for Wednesday morning.