Typhoons

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1.1 million people affected, 480 000 displaced and 28 000 homes damaged after Super Typhoon "Rai" hits the Philippines

At least 1 113 373 million people have been affected, 481 196 displaced and 28 000 homes damaged in the Philippines after the country was hit by Super Typhoon "Rai" (Odette) on December 16 and 17, 2021.1 The number of affected people in need, including...

December 21, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Rai" hits the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction, 375 people dead and 56 missing

Typhoon "Rai" -- known locally as Odette -- reached Super Typhoon intensity on December 16, 2021, just before it made landfall on the popular tourist island of Siargao, Philippines with maximum sustained winds around 195 km/h (120 mph).1 Rai is the 6th...

December 17, 2021

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Typhoon "Rai" (Odette) rapidly intensifies to Super Typhoon before striking the Philippines

Typhoon "Rai" (Odette) rapidly intensified on December 16, 2021, becoming a Category 5 Super Typhoon before making landfall over the Philippines. Rai is the 22nd named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season and the 9th typhoon. "Pretty scary stuff...

December 16, 2021

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Mindulle rapidly strengthens into third super typhoon of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season

Tropical Storm "Mindulle" formed at 09:00 UTC on September 23, 2021, as the 15th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. The cyclone rapidly intensified into a Category 5 super typhoon by 00:00 UTC on September 26, making it the third super typhoon...

September 26, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Chanthu" approaching Japan, residents advised to be on alert for landslides, strong winds and high waves

Japanese weather officials are advising people in the west of the country to be on alert for landslides, strong winds and high waves caused by Tropical Storm "Chanthu." The system is still hovering over the East China Sea, but it's slowly moving...

September 16, 2021

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More than 300 000 evacuated as Shanghai braces for Tropical Storm "Chanthu"

Shanghai authorities have ordered the evacuation of nearly 330 000 people as the city braced for heavy rains and strong winds caused by Tropical Cyclone "Chanthu" -- the 14th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Before reaching the coast of...

September 14, 2021

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Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" (Kiko) impacts extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- made its first landfall east of the Babuyan Islands at 21:00 UTC on September 10, 2021, and the second at 00:30 UTC on September 11 over Ivana, Batanes, Philippines. Chanthu had 1-minute...

September 11, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" threatens extreme Northern Luzon, landfall expected in Taiwan

Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- is forecast to pass over extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines on September 10, 2021, and then turn toward Taiwan where landfall is expected on September 12. At 09:00 UTC September 10,...

September 10, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Chanthu reached a Category 5 super typhoon status at 09:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, becoming the second super typhoon of the year. In the Philippines, this tropical cyclone is known as Kiko. At the time, Chanthu's center was located about 1 265 km (785 miles)...

September 08, 2021

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Typhoon "Conson" (Jolina) makes landfall in the Philippines, moving toward capital Manila

Tropical Storm "Conson" -- known as Jolina in the Philippines -- formed at 06:00 UTC on September 6, 2021, as the 13th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. At 15:00 UTC (23:00 Philippine Standard Time) on September 6, the Japan Meteorological...

September 07, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" makes landfall in Zhejiang, forces 1.5 million people to evacuate, China

Typhoon "In-Fa" made landfall in the Putuo District of the city of Zhoushan, China's eastern province of Zhejiang at 04:30 UTC on July 25, 2021. At the time of landfall, In-Fa had a maximum wind speed of 137 km/h (85 mph), according to China...

July 26, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" moving over Okinawa, landfall expected south of Shanghai, China

Typhoon "In-Fa" -- the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is slowly moving over Okinawa, southern Japan on July 23, 2021. After passing over Okinawa, In-Fa is expected to move north of Taiwan before making landfall south of Shanghai,...

July 23, 2021

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Typhoon "In-Fa" nearing Okinawa, forecast to rapidly intensify on its way toward Taiwan and China

Typhoon "In-Fa" -- the 6th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is approaching Okinawa, Japan on its way toward Taiwan and China. In-Fa will continue strengthening today and possibly rapidly intensify by July 22 while passing south of Okinawa....

July 20, 2021

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Typhoon "Cempaka" to make U-turn after landfall over China's Guangdong Province

Typhoon "Cempaka" -- the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is slowly approaching China's Guangdong Province where it's expected to make landfall on July 20, 2021. At 06:00 UTC on July 20, the center of Cempaka was located about...

July 20, 2021

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Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) leaves 3 dead, 230 000 displaced in the Philippines

At least three fatalities have been reported and around 230 000 have been displaced due to the onslaught of Typhoon "Surigae"-- locally called Bising-- in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported...

April 21, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) forces more than 100 000 to evacuate, Philippines

Typhoon "Surigae" -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- brought more than 380 mm (15 inches) of rainfall across parts of Samar over the past 24 hours, causing floods and landslides and forcing more than 109 000 people to evacuate. While the rainfall...

April 19, 2021

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Surigae rapidly intensifies into the first Super Typhoon of 2021

Typhoon "Surigae" rapidly intensified on April 16 and 17, 2021, into the first Super Typhoon of the year. Surigae -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- is expected to become a powerful Category 5 typhoon over the next 12 hours, without making landfall...

April 17, 2021