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Tropical Storm Cimaron approaches Marianas

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) — Tropical Storm Cimaron (23W), centered 495 miles east-northeast of Guam and 420 miles east of Saipan at 14.9N 152.0E on Sunday, continued its approach toward the Mariana Islands.

Cimaron was expected to turn back toward the NW, passing northeast of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan, Monday. Typhoon warnings are currently in effect for the northern islands of Agrihan, Pagan and Alamagan.

While Cimaron will not directly affect Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan, it will strengthen the monsoon across the region. Shower and thunderstorm coverage will increase. Locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected through Tuesday.

Damaging/tropical storm force winds are not expected at Guam, Rota, Tinian or Saipan. However, residents of Tinian and Saipan should monitor the progress of Cimaron closely. Any deviation to the south or west of the current track would bring stronger winds to the CNMI. Seas and surf will become hazardous by Monday. Flood watches and advisories will be issued as necessary.

For the latest information on Tropical Storm Cimaron, go to the Tropical Cyclones page at https://www.weather.gov/gum/Cyclones.

Stay up-to-date with the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service on at https://www.weather.gov/gum/PublicForecasts or by dialing 211 for a weather hotline.