At 4 p.m., the center of Typhoon Mangkhut was located near Latitude 14.3 degrees North and Longitude 145.7 degrees East, according to the National Weather Station.
Typhoon Mangkhut is moving toward the west-southwest at 18 mph. It is expected to maintain this general course and speed over the next 24 hours.
This will take the eye of Mangkhut over Rota within the next hour.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to 100 mph. Typhoon Mangkhut is forecast to continue to increase over the next few days.
Typhoon force winds extend outward from the center up to 40 miles.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center up to 145 miles to the north and up to 100 miles to the south.
The next scheduled advisory will be issued by the National Weather Service at 800 PM this evening followed by an intermediate advisory