Typhoons

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" weakens after its second landfall

After hitting northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday, September 14, Typhoon "Kalmaegi" strengthened over the South China Sea and hit southern China and Vietnam on September 16, 2014. As it was making its second landfall (China) it was still

September 16, 2014

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" moves out of Philippines

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" struck northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday evening (September 14) with winds of 160 km/h (100 mph) causing floods in mountainous and farming regions of northern Luzon.Three people were killed and three others remain mi

September 15, 2014

Typhoon "Halong" to make landfall in southern Japan, grounds flights

Japan is bracing for Typhoon "Halong" which is expected to make landfall in central Shikoku late Saturday or early Sunday, August 10, 2014. Halong already lashed large areas of southwestern Japan bringing heavy rain and strong winds grounding about 4

August 09, 2014

Tropical Storm "Genevieve" forms, dies, resurrects and intensifies to Super-Typhoon

Tropical Storm "Genevieve" was born on Friday, July 25 at 09:00 UTC in Eastern Pacific Ocean. At the time it had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 km/h) and was located about 1 490 miles (2 400 km) east-southeast of South Point,

August 09, 2014

Typhoon "Halong" approaching mainland Japan

Typhoon "Halong", which recently became the third Super Typhoon of 2014 in the Western Pacific basin, has lost its strength and is now the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane on Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. However, it will gain additi

August 07, 2014

Tropical Storm "Halong" rapidly intesified to Category 4 typhoon, Northwestern Pacific

Tropical Storm "Halong" rapidly intensified over the last 24 hours and became Category 4 typhoon. The storm formed late July 2014 in the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific, strengthened and continued on its track through the Marianas Islands. The

August 02, 2014

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, tracking toward southeastern China

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, south of Hualian, early on July 22, 2014.  Matmo is the third typhoon in the western Pacific Basin in less than three weeks. This is the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan this year, coming ashore near

July 22, 2014

Super typhoon Rammasun hit southern China, moves toward northern Vietnam

Super Typhoon Rammasun, which might be the strongest typhoon to hit China's Hainan Island in 40 years, landed in town of Wengtian early on July 18, 2014, packing winds of up to 216 km/h (134 mph) and bringing torrential rain. It is only the

July 18, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun about to reach super typhoon strength

Deadly Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) left trail of destruction across the Philippines. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 40 people have been killed by the storm while more remain

July 18, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun leaves Philippines, aims China and Vietnam

Typhoon Rammasun crossed the Philippines leaving at least twenty dead and forcing more than 400,000 people to evacuate their homes. Rammasun was the first typhoon to strike the Philippines since devastating Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013,

July 16, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun hit Philippines as Category 3 typhoon

Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall in the eastern part of the central Philippines, in the Visayas region, early on July 15, 2014, as a Category 3 typhoon. Wind gusts up to 200 km/h (125 mph) were recorded. Torrential rains and heavy winds

July 15, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun to make landfall in Philippines

As expected, Tropical Storm Rammasun intensified on the track to the Philippines and became Typhoon Rammasun during July 14, 2014. The Philippines are bracing for the impact of first typhoon since the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan in November

July 14, 2014

As weakened Neoguri leaves Japan, new typhoon threat on horizon

Tropical Storm Neoguri underwent extra-tropical transition early on July 11, 2014 as it tracked toward the Pacific waters east of Japan. According to JMA, the system is currently moving westward at speed of 15 km/h (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds are 65 km/h

July 11, 2014

Neoguri weakens into tropical storm, brings heavy rainfall across Japan

Neoguri has quickly weakened as it made landfall over Japan, but it will still bring heavy rain and possible mudslides. Land interaction and cooler waters weakened Neoguri in to tropical storm system. Neoguri is predicted to become extra-tropical low system during

July 10, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri targets Japan

The first super typhoon of the season, Neoguri, continues to threaten lives and property in southern Japan. Neoguri’s center of circulation is now southwest of Kyushu, and it has weakened from “Very Strong” to a “Strong” typhoon

July 09, 2014

Neoguri reached super typhoon status, heading toward southern Japan

Neoguri is the first super typhoon of 2014. The 7th named storm and 3rd typhoon of the 2014 Western Pacific typhoon season is about to cause some major damage on its path. On July 7, 2014 Neoguri reached super typhoon status with maximum sustained winds

July 08, 2014

Category 4 Typhoon Neoguri aims Okinawa and Japan

Typhoon Neoguri (Florita), the second typhoon of the 2014 Western Pacific season, is on the way to become an extremely dangerous cyclone as it moves northwest over the warm open waters of the western Pacific. Category 4 Typhoon Neoguri is rapidly

July 06, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri expected to become super typhoon as it approaches southern Japan

Tropical Storm "Neoguri" which formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on July 3, 2014, strengthened into Category 1 typhoon yesterday and has been rapidly intensifying over the last 24 hours.By 06:00 UTC on July 5, 2014, Neoguri was Category 4 typhoon&n

July 05, 2014

Tropical Storm Neoguri formed south of Guam

The eight tropical depression (TD 08W) in the Northwestern Pacific ocean formed early on July 3, 2014 just south of Guam and strengthened into a Tropical Storm Neoguri during the afternoon hours. This tropical storm will bring rain and gusty winds to Guam as

July 04, 2014

Tropical Storm "Tapah" formed in Northwestern Pacific Ocean

A tropical storm warning is in force today for Saipan and Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as Tropical Storm Tapah moves north through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.In addition to the tropical storm warning, a typhoon watch is in effect f

April 28, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan finally dissipated over southern China

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history and the deadliest in Philippines history, continued on its path of destruction across northeastern Vietnam and southern China.  It made a

November 13, 2013

Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan - the deadliest natural disaster in the Philippines

The most powerful typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, slammed the Philippines on November 7/8, 2013 with extensive and powerful winds gusting up to 380 km/h (235 mph). Besides powerful winds, storm surges of up

November 10, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan to make landfall in Vietnam, new tropical threat for Philippines

After claiming more than 1 200 lives in Philippines, Haiyan is about to make landfall in Vietnam as a strong typhoon system. A wide spread area of Vietnam will likely see typhoon strength winds, heavy rainfall and the threat of storm surge. Landfall is

November 09, 2013

One of the strongest storms recorded on the planet slams Philippines

Powerful Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in the province of Eastern Visayas, Philippines late on November 7, 2013. Widespread torrential rain and destructive winds accompanied Haiyan through the central Philippines, leaving a trail of

November 08, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan rages toward central Philippines as the strongest storm of the year

Strengthening Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is posing a serious threat to the Philippines. Right now Haiyan is equal to an extremely powerful Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic, spinning with powerful 333 km/h (207 mph) winds. Haiyan is now the strongest

November 07, 2013

Supertyphoon Lekima and Typhoon Francisco approaching Japan

Typhoon Francisco is battering Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The system is forecast to make a sharp northeastward turn over the next few days and skirt the eastern seaboard of mainland Japan. Francisco has maximum sustained winds of 65

October 24, 2013

Typhoon Lekima aims northern Mariana Islands

Typhoon Lekima is developing east of Guam and west of Wake Island as the 28th tropical disturbance and the easternmost named tropical system in the 2013 Western Pacific season. Lekima is expected to stay away from major landmasses as it tracks west and then north west.

October 21, 2013

Typhoon Francisco spins in Northwestern Pacific, targets Japan next week

Typhoon Francisco continues to become better organized in Northwestern Pacific waters as it spins southwest of Guam. The system barely missed the island of Guam twice on its southwestern track before it changed direction to the northeast. Francisco has

October 17, 2013

Deadly Typhoon Wipha slams Japan, including Fukushima nuclear site

Powerful counter-clockwise flow of moist, tropical air around the center of Wipha is meeting up with the cold front currently over Japan and undergoing the transition to an extratropical storm. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Wipha

October 16, 2013

Typhoon Wipha strengthened - approaching Honshu and greater Tokyo area

Japan is bracing for strong Typhoon Wipha's landfall somewhere around eastern Honshu, including the greater Tokyo area, which is home to more than 35 million people. Island nation can expect destructive winds in addition to life-threatening flooding and

October 15, 2013

Typhoon Nari intensifies in South China Sea - on track toward Vietnam

Typhoon Nari is spinning over warm South China Sea after leaving Philippines. On October 11, 2013, Nari swept westward over the island of Luzon, Philippines bringing damaging winds, flooding rains and high waves to coastal areas. Three people are considered

October 12, 2013

Typhoon Nari aims Vietnam after crossing Philippines

Typhoon Nari (Santi) crossed the island of Luzon, Philippines and is now spinning in South China Sea on its track to Vietnam where it is expected to make landfall early next week. Typhoon Nari has made landfall just south of Baler near Dingalan in Luzon,

October 11, 2013

Typhoon Danas rapidly intensified - heading toward South Korea and Japan

Typhoon Danas is currently categorized as Category IV storm and is packing wind speeds of over 232 km/h (144 mph). It entered Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday, October 6, and was named "Ramil". Forecasters said it was too far to affect

October 07, 2013

More than half a million evacuated as Typhoon Fitow slams southeastern China

Typhoon Fitow slammed into the southeastern China early Monday (local time) after more than 500 000 people were evacuated. Weather authorities issued their highest alert level. Fitow's powerful winds and heavy rains cut power, canceled flights and

October 07, 2013

Typhoon Fitow threatens south Japan and eastern China

Tropical Storm Fitow reached typhoon status as it continues to track north towards the southern Japanese islands. Dry air inflow from a high pressure area to the west fed the system that now developed strong winds of 80 knots with gusts up to 100

October 03, 2013