Bagyong Betty maintained its strength as it moved over the Philippine Sea northeast of Luzon, state weather agency PAGASA said Sunday, May 28, 2023.
According to PAGASA, Bagyong Betty “Mawar” is located 815 km east of North Luzon with maximum sustained winds near the center of 175 km/h, gusts of up to 215 km/h and central pressure of 935. hPa. Bagyong Betty is moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 20 km/h.
Bagyong Betty will move northwest or northwest until tomorrow while slowing down. The storm is likely to move slowly to near-stationary Tuesday over the waters east of Batanes.
Betty is likely to remain in hurricane status and is expected to weaken through Tuesday and possibly downgrade to a severe tropical storm late Thursday or early Friday.
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