Storm Mawar regained strength to become a super typhoon on Thursday, May 25, the National Weather Service (NWS) said, as the system moved over open water after lashing Guam.
The eye of the storm passed just north of Guam on Wednesday, packing wind speeds of up to 140 mph.
The NWS reported sustained wind speeds as high as 150 mph as Mawar re-intensified into a super typhoon on Thursday. Typhoon warnings remained in effect for Guam and Rota.
The NWS urged locals to shelter “until damaging winds subside and the All Clear has been given by government officials”.
This satellite footage posted by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), shows the eye of the storm spinning over water. Credit: CIRA via Storyful