Typhoons

Typhoon "Nepartak" leaves 69 dead after hitting China's Fujian Province

Remnants of what was once a Super Typhoon "Nepartak" hit the coast of East China on July 9, 2016, bringing strong winds and very heavy rain to already heavily flooded region. It was the first typhoon of the year. Before it hit mainland China, Nepartak...

July 12, 2016

Super Typhoon "Nepartak" leaves a trail of destruction as it hits Taiwan

Super Typhoon "Nepartak" hit Taiwan on July 7, forcing thousands to leave their homes and leaving a trail of destruction. At least 2 people have died and 69 were injured, according to latest reports. Nepartak hit the eastern county of Taitung about 21:50...

July 08, 2016

Super Typhoon "Nepartak" to hit Taiwan and East China

Nepartak has rapidly strengthened into a major typhoon on July 5, 2016, and the current JTWC forecast track takes it right over the northern Taiwan on July 7 and over the coast of East China as it makes a second landfall on July 8. A poleward turn is expected after...

July 06, 2016

Deadly typhoon "Melor" (Nona) batters Philippines in a series of landfalls

Typhoon "Melor", also known in the Philippines as Nona, made initial landfall over Bulusan, Sorsogon in southern Luzon at 16:00 local time on December 14, 2015, as a violent typhoon, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale....

December 15, 2015

Typhoon "Melor" (Nona) to become a Super Typhoon before Philippines landfall

Melor formed as a tropical depression in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean close to the island of Yap, on December 10, 2015 and intensified into a violent typhoon by December 13. The system is expected to make landfall over southern Luzon, near Sorsogon, Philippines...

December 13, 2015

Typhoon "In-Fa" to become violent while passing Guam

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" transitioned into a very strong typhoon on November 18, 2015, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The system is still intensifying and is expected to become of violent strength as it passes south of Guam on November...

November 20, 2015

Death toll still climbing, as Koppu's remnants move away from the Philippines

Number of victims from the passage of the violent Typhoon "Koppu" continues to rise in the Philippines. As of October 22, 2015, 54 people were reported dead and over 1 million residents were affected by extreme weather conditions resulting from the fierce...

October 22, 2015

Death toll continues to rise as Typhoon "Koppu" (Lando) inundates northern Luzon, Philippines

Typhoon "Koppu", in the Philippines known as Lando, has brought severe flooding and strong winds to Luzon Island, the main island of the Philippines archipelago. So far, the storm has forced over 65 000 people to evacuate their homes, with death toll...

October 19, 2015

Deadly Typhoon "Koppu" (Lando) slams the Philippines, more life-threatening floods and mudslides expected

Typhoon "Koppu" (Lando) slammed the Philippines with heavy downpours and strong winds on October 17, 2015 at 21:00 UTC, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The system is moving over the...

October 18, 2015

Slow-moving Typhoon "Koppu" (Lando) expected to hit Philippines with violent winds and heavy, long-lasting rainfall

Tropical Storm "Koppu", known as Lando in the Philippines, that formed over the western Pacific on October 14, 2015 has now intensified into a typhoon. The system is approaching the Philippines and is expected to make landfall on October 17 with violent...

October 16, 2015

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...

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...

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