Super Typhoon Mawar 60 miles east-southeast of Guam, sustaining winds of 140 mph

Photo taken on May 24 by PNC's Isaiah Aguon in Tamuning.

Super Typhoon Mawar is moving northwest towards Guam, according to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Guam.

As of 10:29 a.m. on May 24, Mawar was located about 60 miles east-southeast of Guam with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph.

Typhoon Warning remains in effect for Guam and Rota. Damaging winds of 39 mph will build to typhoon force winds late this morning to early afternoon.

The center of Typhoon Mawar was located near Latitude 13.0 degrees North and Longitude 145.6 degrees East. Mawar is moving northwest at 6 mph. It is expected to make a slight turn toward the west-northwest with a slight increase in forward speed over the next 24 hours. This will bring Mawar just south or directly over Guam this afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 140 mph.

Mawar is forecast to intensify through tonight. Structural changes in the eyewall convection may lead to variations in the overall intensity.