Tropical storm seen to turn into typhoon


Tropical Storm Bavi is still moving through the Marshall Islands, based on the latest data from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam.

Right now, no watches or warnings are in effect in the Marianas, according to the CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

At 1pm yesterday, Tropical Storm Bavi was near latitude 7.3 north and longitude 166.1 east—about 1,510 miles east-southeast of Guam.

Maximum sustained winds remain at 40 mph. The tropical storm is forecast to gradually intensify and could become a typhoon over the weekend.

The tropical storm was moving west at 8 mph. Bavi is expected to turn toward the west-northwest and approach the southern Mariana Islands by Sunday or Monday.

The CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management is advising the public and residents of the Marianas to stay informed on this developing weather situation. Keep abreast of the latest forecasts and listen for any further statements from the National Weather Service and CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The agency will be monitoring the movement of Bavi and will be issuing bulletins as they become available. Official bulletins will be available through local media sources and NOAA weather radio broadcast on 162.5 megahertz, or call the CNMI EOC Dispatch Center at 237-8000 or 211, and for the Northern Islands to contact CNMI EOC Dispatch Center at high frequency single side band radio on frequency 5.205.0. (HSEM)

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