Typhoons

Over 200 000 displaced in Philippines after Super Typhoon "Haima"

A total of 200 862 people are now displaced in the Philippines Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions I, II, III in northern Luzon, and Regions IV-A and V in southern Luzon after Typhoon "Haima" ripped through the country on October 19, 2016. As...

October 22, 2016

Typhoon "Haima" slams into China, intense winds and rainstorms anticipated

Typhoon "Haima," also known as Lawin in the Philippines, made its second landfall, over China on October 21, 2016. Intense winds were already reported in Hong Kong, as hundreds of flights were canceled. Flash flooding, landslides, power outages and...

October 21, 2016

Super Typhoon "Haima" leaves a trail of destruction in Philippines

Typhoon "Haima," known in the Philippines as Lawin, slammed into Cagayan Province around 19:00 UTC on October 19, 2016 (03:00 PHT on October 20) as a Category 4 hurricane equivalent and trailed over northern Luzon killing at least 13 people and destroying...

October 20, 2016

Typhoon "Sarika" hits Hainan, China

Typhoon "Sarika" has made its second landfall at Hele Town, Wanning City, south China's Hainan Province at 01:50 UTC (09:50 CST) on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The typhoon is now rapidly weakening and heading toward its final landfall, somewhere near...

October 18, 2016

Haima (Lawin) reached super typhoon status, near Philippines

Typhoon "Haima" is expected to become a powerful Category 5 hurricane over the next two days and reach the Philippines by the mid-week. Residents should prepare for violent typhoon conditions and closely follow further development. Floods from storm surges...

October 17, 2016

Severe flooding hits Vietnam ahead of Typhoon "Sarika"

Severe flooding in Vietnam has resulted in deaths of at least 25 people and thousands of destroyed homes, authorities said Monday, October 17, 2016. This round of severe weather is still not over as the country is now bracing for further destruction with Typhoon...

October 17, 2016

Typhoon "Haima" rapidly intensifies, threatens the Philippines

Tropical Storm "Haima" formed on October 15, 2016, and is now a second active tropical cyclone in the northwestern Pacific. The system will rapidly intensify over the next couple of days, and is expected to develop into a violent typhoon, possibly even a...

October 15, 2016

Typhoon "Sarika" hits the Philippines, heads toward Hainan and Vietnam

Typhoon "Sarika" is making landfall in the Visayas, the central region of the Philippines on October 15, 2016 with maximum sustained winds near 166 km/h (103 mph). At 09:00 UTC, the system was located about 311 km (193 miles) east of Manila, and tracking...

October 15, 2016

Karen (Sarika): Strong typhoon threatens the Philippines

A tropical depression which developed east of Manila, Philippines, on October 13, 2016, is expected to rapidly intensify and become a strong typhoon over the next 48 hours. The system will threaten the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rainfall, and residents...

October 13, 2016

Remnants of Typhoon "Songda" to impact Pacific Northwest this week

A strong storm is expected to impact the Pacific Northwest, US on October 15, 2016. The system, formed of the remnants of Typhoon "Songda" will bring heavy rainfall and strong winds across the affected areas, and will likely cause localized flooding and...

October 12, 2016

Typhoon "Chaba" lashes Japan and southern Korea

Typhoon "Chaba" lashed parts of Japan and Korea with heavy rainfall and strong winds, leaving thousands of people without power, and setting new wind speed records for the Kume-Jima region. Two people died, and one was reported missing in South Korea. The...

October 05, 2016

Super Typhoon "Chaba" slams Okinawa, over 8 000 urged to evacuate Kume Island, Japan

Typhoon "Chaba" has exploded in intensity during its last hours of approach to the Japanese Okinawa Islands and became a super typhoon. As of 12:00 UTC, Chaba was expected to pass dangerously close or over the Kume Island in Okinawa Prefecture with maximum...

October 03, 2016

Typhoon "Chaba" about to hit Okinawa, turn toward Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon "Chaba" is moving toward Okinawa Islands, Japan and is expected to pass right over them around 12:00 UTC on Monday, October 3, 2016, as a Category 4 hurricane equivalent. At 15:00 UTC on Sunday, October 2, the center of Typhoon "Chaba"...

October 02, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" hits China after killing at least four and injuring 527 in Taiwan

Typhoon "Megi" has made its final landfall after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in China's Fujian Province at 20:40 UTC on September 27, 2016. Megi was packing winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph) at the time of landfall and dumping very heavy rain....

September 28, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" hits Taiwan cutting power to 3.8 million homes, heads toward Fujian, China

Typhoon "Megi" has made its first landfall around the city of Hualien in Taiwan just before 05:00 UTC on September 27, 2016 (13:00 CST), bringing powerful winds and very heavy rain. It is expected to make its second landfall around 00:00 UTC on September...

September 27, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" to hit Taiwan and southeast China

Tropical Depression 20W formed on September 23, 2016, and strengthened into Typhoon "Megi" around 12:00 UTC on September 24. Megi is expected to make two landfalls over the next couple of days. The first over Taiwan around 06:00 UTC on September 27 and the...

September 25, 2016

Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" hits Kyushu with record-breaking rain, heading toward Tokyo

Powerful Typhoon "Malakas" has made landfall over Kyushu, Japan on September 19, 2016, dumping record-breaking rain and causing widespread disruption. Heavy flooding was reported and dozens of flights were canceled. Around 7 000 homes have already suffered...

September 20, 2016