WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Typhoon Betty (Mawar), the Philippines’ second tropical cyclone for 2023, affected Northern Luzon in the final days of May. Even though the typhoon did not make landfall, it still brought heavy rain and strong winds. At its peak, Betty was a super typhoon.
Betty also enhanced the southwest monsoon or habagat, which caused rain and gusts in other parts of the Philippines.
Bookmark this page for PAGASA forecasts, updates on areas affected by Betty and the enhanced southwest monsoon, the latest news on government preparations and response, and other key information.