Typhoons - page 4

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Strong Typhoon "Namtheun" to make landfall over Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon "Namtheun" (15W) formed around 12:00 UTC on September 1, 2016, about 270 km (170 miles) SSE of Okinawa, and rapidly strengthened into a category 3 hurricane equivalent by 06:00 UTC on September 2. The typhoon is now tracking over the Ryukyu...

September 02, 2016

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Lionrock caused widespread flooding, left 11 dead and 3 missing in Japan

At least 11 people have died after Typhoon "Lionrock" made landfall in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture of northern Japan on August 30, 2016. It forced 410 000 people to evacuate, caused power outages, property damage, and widespread flooding - the main cause of...

August 31, 2016

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The peak of northern hemisphere's 2016 tropical cyclone season

As of August 30, 2016, there are six active tropical cyclones across the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. In the Pacific, they are Hurricane "Madeline," Hurricane "Lester," and Tropical Storm "Lionrock." In the Atlantic, they are tropical...

August 30, 2016

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Typhoon "Lionrock" about to hit northern Honshu, Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Lionrock," born August 19, is now approaching Japan and is expected to make landfall in northern Honshu around 07:30 UTC on August 30. Its second landfall is expected in extreme southeastern Russia sometime after 18:00 UTC on August 30....

August 29, 2016

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Mindulle hits Tokyo, leaves at least one dead and 29 injured

​Typhoon "Mindulle" made landfall near Tateyama on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba prefecture, Japan around 03:30 UTC (12:30 JST) on Monday, August 22, 2016. It had maximum sustained winds of 126 km/h (78.3 mph) and gusts as high as 180 km/h (112 mph) at the...

August 22, 2016

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Typhoon "Mindulle" about to hit Tokyo with very heavy rain and damaging winds

Severe Tropical Storm "Mindulle" has reached typhoon strength during the late UTC hours of August 21, 2016. According to the current JMA forecast track, this system is expected to make landfall near Tokyo just after 03:00 UTC on Monday, August 22, 2016....

August 21, 2016

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Typhoon "Nida" shuts down Hong Kong, severe flooding possible across southern China

Typhoon "Nida" has made landfall in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong late UTC Monday, August 1, 2016, with maximum sustained winds near 120 km/h (mph). This made Nida a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson...

August 02, 2016

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Typhoon "Nida" about to make landfall over Hong Kong

Typhoon "Nida", a 'Category 1' system has left the Philippines and is now eyeing the area around Hong Kong, China. The landfall is expected late August 1 (UTC) or early August 2, 2016, and residents are warned to stay on alert, as the system is...

August 01, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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