Severe weather - page 187


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


India on red alert - preparing for super cyclone Phailin landfall

Coastal areas of eastern India are being evacuated as Super Cyclonic Storm Phailin approaches in full strength. Landfall is forecast around 12:00 UTC on Saturday, October 12, 2013. This is the fiercest cyclone to threaten the country since a

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


Tropical Storm Karen developed in Gulf Coast

Area of showers and thunderstorms across the southern and central Caribbean since last week developed into the Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico. This system is moving into the southern United States with gusty winds, heavy rain and rough

October 03, 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


More radioactive leaks from Fukushima after recent typhoon

A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said heavy rain during a recent typhoon has flooded one of the tank holding areas. Asahi reports that the tanks were filled to about 98.6 percent of capacity, leaving very little space between the top of the water and

October 03, 2013


Deadly typhoon Wutip makes landfall near Dong Hoi, Vietnam

Typhoon Wutip blew ashore over central Vietnam at around 09:00 UTC on September 30, 2013 forcing thousands of evacuations. Prior to landfall Wutip sank at least two Chinese fishing boats near the Paracel Islands, leaving 75 fishermen missing,

September 30, 2013


Tropical Storm Pabuk flooded Philippines immediately after Usagi

Tropical Depression 19-W strengthened into Tropical Storm Pabuk on September 22, 2013 and lashed the northern Philippines immediately after Super-Typhoon Usagi which is considered to be the strongest typhoon to hit the western Pacific this year. At least 30

September 25, 2013


3D flyby of Super-Typhoon Usagi - heading toward Hong Kong

Super-Typhoon Usagi is currently the strongest active storm on the planet, and the strongest so far this year. It is now rumbling across the Western Pacific near Taiwan and the Philippines. Packing winds as strong as 260 km/h (162 mph) Usagi is forecast to plow through

September 20, 2013


Typhoon Usagi strengthens to Super-Typhoon - approaching Philippines, Taiwan and China

Typhoon Usagi, which formed on September 16, has strengthened into Super-Typhoon today. Warnings are up in the Philippines as it heads toward Taiwan and China. It was expected this storm would develop into one of the most violent storms of the season. At

September 19, 2013


Manuel re-intensified to hurricane strength, expected to make landfall again

Two tropical storms, Ingrid and Manuel, brought heavy rainfall and caused destruction and chaos throughout Mexico over the last couple of days. Current estimates are that 80 people have been killed. The forecasters are warning of more storms ahead as Manuel

September 19, 2013


Tropical Storm Usagi about to become third typhoon of 2013 Western Pacific tropical season

On September 16, 2013 low pressure System 99W, located in Philippine Sea, strengthened into Tropical Depression 17W. The depression became Tropical Storm Usagi very late in the day. Usagi is now about to become third typhoon of the Western Pacific tropical

September 18, 2013

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Typhoon Man-yi on course to Fukushima nuclear power plant

Japan officials issued a special warning of heavy rain as Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan and moved toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. At the moment, Man-yi is generating heavy rain and wind gusts of more than 140 km/h. It is expected to pass over

September 16, 2013