‘Betty’ exits PAR — PAGASA

Severe tropical storm Betty (international name: Mawar) has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) confirmed on Thursday afternoon, June 1.


The state weather bureau, in its bulletin issued at 5 p.m., said Betty has further weakened while moving away from the Philippine boundary. It was last spotted 685 kilometers (km) northeast of Itbayat, Batanes outside PAR with maximum sustained winds of 95 kph and gustiness of up to 115 kph.

According to PAGASA, this weather disturbance will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, which is projected to bring occasional rains and frequent winds over northern Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Northern Samar and the northern portion of Samar within the next 24-hour period.

Betty is the country’s second tropical cyclone in 2023 and the first super typhoon of the year.