Typhoon "Choi-wan" forms in the western Pacific

Typhoon "Choi-wan", another tropical cyclone of the very active 2015 tropical season, continues to travel across the western Pacific, intensifying. This intensification will last only for the next 12 hours, and the storm strength is expected to ease significan

October 06, 2015

Typhoon "Mujigae" hits China: tens of thousands evacuated, 120 missing in the Philippines

Typhoon "Mujigae", known as Kabayan in the Philippines, was rapidly intensifying before it hit southern China early Sunday, October 4, 2015. Mujigae was bringing powerful winds and heavy rain as it approached China, prompting officials to issue red alerts.

October 04, 2015

Typhoon "Dujuan" aftermath: Taiwan severely battered, hundreds of thousands evacuated in China

Typhoon "Dujuan" made its second landfall in eastern China, on September 29, 2015 after severely battering Taiwan the day before. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and landslides have ravaged affected areas, leaving behind two victims and 300 injured people so far.

September 29, 2015

Violent Typhoon "Dujuan" slams into Taiwan, second landfall expected in China

Typhoon "Dujuan", known as Jenny in the Philippines, made landfall in Taiwan, on September 28, 2015, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported. The system slammed into the island with wind speeds over 200 km/h (124 mph) thus falling into a violent typhoon cat

September 28, 2015

Typhoon "Kilo" and Tropical Storm "Etau" approaching Japan

Two tropical systems are currently approaching Japan - Typhoon "Kilo" and Tropical Storm "Etau". While long-lived Kilo, which formed in late August, some 1 000 km (620 miles) off the coast of Hawaii, is not expected to make landfall, Tropical Storm

September 07, 2015

Hurricane "Kilo" becomes a typhoon after crossing the International Date Line

Hurricane "Kilo" formed over 1 000 km (621 miles) of the shore of Hawaii islands in the late August and has crossed an International Date Line between the eastern and western Pacific between September 1 and 2, 2015. It, thus, became known as a Typhoon "Ki

September 02, 2015

Typhoon "Goni" devastates the Kyushu Island, Japan: 70 people injured, 600 000 evacuated

Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Kumamoto prefecture on the Japanese Island of Kyushu on August 25, 2015, after battering the Ryuyku Islands and the northern Philippines. Extreme weather conditions left 70 people injured, at least one missing and more than

August 25, 2015

Heavy rainfall, storm surges and strong winds expected as Typhoon "Goni" approaches Japan

Tropical Storm "Goni" formed from the Tropical Depression 16W east fo Guam in the North Pacific on August 14, 2015. On its journey across the North Pacific it battered the Luzon island, causing floods and landslides and it affected the Philippines, Japan and

August 24, 2015

Almost stationary Typhoon "Goni" turns deadly, 5 dead and 2 missing in the Philippines

Typhoon "Goni" is crawling north of Philippines today and hitting hard the island of Luzon. At least 5 people were killed, and 2 are missing after heavy rains triggered floods and numerous landslides. Goni will pass east of Taiwan on August 22 and 23, and

August 21, 2015

The tropical activity across Pacific basin sets a new record: ACE index in NW Pacific highest since 2002

The tropical cyclone activity in the western North Pacific Ocean and the eastern North Pacific Ocean has set a new record in the 2015, meteorologists report. However, in the Atlantic basin, so far, not even a single hurricane was reported. According to the available dat

August 20, 2015

Atsani becomes 6th super typhoon of the year, Goni threatens Philippines, Taiwan and southern Japan

Typhoon "Atsani" became the sixth super typhoon of the year on August 19, 2015. The system is currently moving over the open waters of North Pacific Ocean and is threatening only shipping interests. However, there is a threat it could impact Honshu, Japan

August 19, 2015

Typhoon "Goni" strengthens on its way toward the Philippines and Taiwan landfall

Tropical Depression 16W was located east of Guam, North Pacific Ocean on August 14, 2015 when it was renamed Tropical Storm "Goni".On August 15, Goni passed between Rota and Saipan, Northern Mariana Island bringing tropical storm-force winds to both islands. T

August 18, 2015

Hong Kong reports the hottest day in the last 130 years

The hottest day in the last 130 years was reported in Hong Kong on Saturday, August 8, 2015 when the temperatures rose up to 37.8 ºC (100 ºF) under the influence of Typhoon "Soudelor".The daily maximum temperature hit 36.3 ºC (97.3 ºF) in t

August 11, 2015

Soudelor ravages regions of Taiwan and China leaving at least 21 people dead

The landfall of Typhoon "Soudelor", the strongest tropical cyclone on Earth in 2015, severely affected the regions of Taiwan and China on August 8, 2015. Heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and a storm surge have ravaged the area, leaving at least 21 people dead

August 10, 2015

Deadly Typhoon "Soudelor" destroys Saipan, hits Taiwan with gale force winds and extremely heavy rainfall, makes final landfall in southeast China

Typhoon Soudelor, the fifth super typhoon and the strongest tropical cyclone of the year so far, made landfall over central Taiwan late UTC on Friday, August 7, 2015, just north of the city of Hualien, with estimated wind speeds of 200 km/h (125 mph) - Category 3

August 08, 2015

Powerful Typhoon "Soudelor" to make landfall over central Taiwan on August 7, 2015

Typhoon "Soudelor" made a direct hit to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands on August 2, 2015 generating significant damage to the island. It became the strongest cyclone of the year on August 3, with wind speeds reaching 287 km/h (178 mph). The following day,

August 07, 2015

Soudelor rapidly intensifies into a super typhoon, becomes the strongest cyclone of 2015 - moving toward Taiwan and eastern China

Tropical Storm "Soudelor" formed on July 31, 2015 northeast of Chuuk, North Pacific Ocean. It reached typhoon strength on August 2 and passed directly over Saipan, causing severe damage to the island. On August 3, Soudelor became a Super Typhoon. This system

August 03, 2015

Typhoon "Soudelor" to make direct hit to Saipan, Mariana Islands

Tropical Storm 13W formed on July 30, 2015 about 1 045 km (649 miles) northeast of Chuuk in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. It continued strengthening and was named Soudelor on July 31. Early August 2, UTC time, Soudelor reached typhoon strength, and is now moving on a

August 02, 2015

Typhoon "Nangka" to make landfall on Shikoku island late July 16, Japan

Tropical depression which later became Super Typhoon "Nangka" was formed on July 3, 2015 north of Marshall Islands, North Pacific Ocean. By July 6 at 06:00 UTC, Nangka reached typhoon strength with maximum sustained winds of 129 km/h (80 mph) and was heading t

July 14, 2015

China evacuates 865 000 people ahead of Typhoon "Chan-hom" landfall

Around 865 000 people have been evacuated from the coastal areas of Zhejiang province, China ahead of Typhoon "Chan-hom" landfall. The typhoon is expected to hit land Saturday afternoon between the coastal cities of Rui’an and Zhoushan, south of Shangha

July 11, 2015

Category 4 Typhoon "Chan-hom" heading toward Shanghai, China

Powerful Typhoon "Chan-hom" passed between Miyakojima and Okinawa islands, Japan late July 9 and early July 10 (UTC) packing winds of up to 222 km/h (138 mph). This made Chan-hom a Category 4 typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Chan-hom is expected to hi

July 10, 2015

Shanghai records lowest average July temperature in 142 years, China

On Monday, July 6, 2015, Shanghai recorded the lowest average July temperature in the last 142 years. The maximum temperature of the day was 21.2 °C (70.1 °F), averaging on 18.9 °C (66.0 °F), which is the lowest average temperature measured in Shanghai s

July 10, 2015

Tropical Storm "Linfa" makes landfall in southern China

Tropical Storm "Linfa" hit the province of Guangdong, southern China bringing heavy rain and winds of up to 126 km/h (78.3 mph) around 03:00 UTC on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Linfa is the first of two large storms forecast to hit China this week. Typhoon "Ch

July 09, 2015

Typhoon "Chan-hom" to become major storm system on course toward Okinawa and mainland China

Tropical Storm "Chan-hom" formed last week east of Guam, passed through the Rota channel bringing heavy rain to both Guam and Rota islands and reached typhoon strength during the UTC afternoon of July 6, 2015. The system is expected to become a major typhoon o

July 07, 2015

7 tropical systems over North Pacific Ocean

Satellite imagery from Japan's MTSAT and NOAA's GOES-West satellite show a total of 7 tropical systems over the North Pacific Ocean on July 5 and 6, 2015. Meanwhile, 7-day rainfall accumulation data collected by GPM core observatory shows a very large area of

July 06, 2015

Tropical Storm "Linfa" (Egay) to hit northern Luzon, Philippines late July 4

Tropical Storm "Linfa" (Egay) formed east of the Philippines on July 1, 2015, intensified and is expected to make landfall over northern Luzon, an area which gets frequently hit by typhoons, late July 4 through early July 5. Heavy rain, flash floods and landsl

July 04, 2015

Typhoon "Kujira" impacts southern China and Vietnam, brings heavy rain

The center of Typhoon "Kujira" hit Hainan island, southern China on June 22, moved into the Gulf of Tonkin and hit southeastern coast of Vietnam late June 23. Kujira has weakened into a tropical depression as it made the second landfall and continued its WNW t

June 24, 2015

Dolphin becomes Super Typhoon after passing Guam

Typhoon "Dolphin" passed through the Rota Channel between Guam and Rota on May 15, 2015 forcing more than 1 100 people to seek cover in shelters. It was packing maximum winds of about 177 km/h (109 mph) taking down trees, power lines and grounding flights on

May 17, 2015

Typhoon "Dolphin" passes almost directly between Guam and Rota

The eye of Typhoon "Dolphin" passed through the Rota Channel between Guam and Rota shortly before 09:00 UTC on May 15, 2015. It's rain-free, 40-km wide (25 miles) eye appeared almost exactly within the channel with the convective eye-wall over Guam and Rot

May 15, 2015

Typhoon "Dolphin" intensifies on its way toward Guam, extensive damage possible

"Dolphin" formed on May 7 south of Pohnpei in the western Pacific Ocean and reached typhoon status on March 13, 2015. Further intensification is expected on its way toward Guam. There is a possibility of extensive damage either on Guam or somewhere within the

May 13, 2015

Super Typhoon "Noul" impacts Philippines, heading toward Okinawa

Super Typhoon "Noul" (Dodong) grazed the coast of northeastern Luzon, Philippines on Sunday, May 10, 2015 packing wind speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph) and leaving at least two people dead. Noul has significantly weakened since then and is now heading toward

May 11, 2015

Typhoon "Noul" (Dodong) rapidly intensified into Super Typhoon near the Philippines

Typhoon "Noul" has rapidly intensified overnight and has now reached Super Typhoon status packing winds of up to 259 km/h (161 mph) and wind gusts up to 314 km/h (195 mph) near Luzon, Philippines. Landfall is expected near Aparri. Noul is known as Dodong in th

May 10, 2015

Typhoon "Noul" (Dodong) intensifies on its way toward the Philippines

Although Typhoon "Noul" underwent slight weakening during the last couple of hours it is still expected to intensify on its way toward landfall at northern Luzon, Philippines over the next 48 hours. Noul, known in the Philippines as Dodong, is expected to

May 08, 2015

Typhoon "Maysak" (Chedeng) about to make landfall in southern Isabela, Philippines

Typhoon "Maysak" (Chedeng) has accelerated slightly as it continues to move closer to Isabela-Aurora area, Philippines, state weather bureau PAGASA said today.Maysak was a Super Typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 259 km/h (161 mph), and wind gusts up to

April 04, 2015

Record breaking Maysak becomes a Super Typhoon, heading toward Philippines

Typhoon "Maysak" has intensified into a Super Typhoon on March 31, 2015 reaching Category 5 hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Maysak is a rare, record breaking Super Typhoon which is expected to peak at 287.1 km/h (178.4 mph) on April 1 or 2, befor

March 31, 2015