Typhoons - page 5

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Atsani becomes 6th super typhoon of the year, Goni threatens Philippines, Taiwan and southern Japan

Typhoon "Atsani" became the sixth super typhoon of the year on August 19, 2015. The system is currently moving over the open waters of North Pacific Ocean and is threatening only shipping interests. However, there is a threat it could impact Honshu, Japan

August 19, 2015

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Typhoon "Goni" strengthens on its way toward the Philippines and Taiwan landfall

Tropical Depression 16W was located east of Guam, North Pacific Ocean on August 14, 2015 when it was renamed Tropical Storm "Goni".On August 15, Goni passed between Rota and Saipan, Northern Mariana Island bringing tropical storm-force winds to both islands. T

August 18, 2015

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Hong Kong reports the hottest day in the last 130 years

The hottest day in the last 130 years was reported in Hong Kong on Saturday, August 8, 2015 when the temperatures rose up to 37.8 ºC (100 ºF) under the influence of Typhoon "Soudelor".The daily maximum temperature hit 36.3 ºC (97.3 ºF) in t

August 11, 2015

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Soudelor ravages regions of Taiwan and China leaving at least 21 people dead

The landfall of Typhoon "Soudelor", the strongest tropical cyclone on Earth in 2015, severely affected the regions of Taiwan and China on August 8, 2015. Heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and a storm surge have ravaged the area, leaving at least 21 people dead

August 10, 2015

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Deadly Typhoon "Soudelor" destroys Saipan, hits Taiwan with gale force winds and extremely heavy rainfall, makes final landfall in southeast China

Typhoon Soudelor, the fifth super typhoon and the strongest tropical cyclone of the year so far, made landfall over central Taiwan late UTC on Friday, August 7, 2015, just north of the city of Hualien, with estimated wind speeds of 200 km/h (125 mph) - Category 3

August 08, 2015

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Powerful Typhoon "Soudelor" to make landfall over central Taiwan on August 7, 2015

Typhoon "Soudelor" made a direct hit to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands on August 2, 2015 generating significant damage to the island. It became the strongest cyclone of the year on August 3, with wind speeds reaching 287 km/h (178 mph). The following day,

August 07, 2015

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Soudelor rapidly intensifies into a super typhoon, becomes the strongest cyclone of 2015 - moving toward Taiwan and eastern China

Tropical Storm "Soudelor" formed on July 31, 2015 northeast of Chuuk, North Pacific Ocean. It reached typhoon strength on August 2 and passed directly over Saipan, causing severe damage to the island. On August 3, Soudelor became a Super Typhoon. This system

August 03, 2015

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Typhoon "Soudelor" to make direct hit to Saipan, Mariana Islands

Tropical Storm 13W formed on July 30, 2015 about 1 045 km (649 miles) northeast of Chuuk in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. It continued strengthening and was named Soudelor on July 31. Early August 2, UTC time, Soudelor reached typhoon strength, and is now moving on a

August 02, 2015

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Typhoon "Nangka" to make landfall on Shikoku island late July 16, Japan

Tropical depression which later became Super Typhoon "Nangka" was formed on July 3, 2015 north of Marshall Islands, North Pacific Ocean. By July 6 at 06:00 UTC, Nangka reached typhoon strength with maximum sustained winds of 129 km/h (80 mph) and was heading t

July 14, 2015

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China evacuates 865 000 people ahead of Typhoon "Chan-hom" landfall

Around 865 000 people have been evacuated from the coastal areas of Zhejiang province, China ahead of Typhoon "Chan-hom" landfall. The typhoon is expected to hit land Saturday afternoon between the coastal cities of Rui’an and Zhoushan, south of Shangha

July 11, 2015

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Category 4 Typhoon "Chan-hom" heading toward Shanghai, China

Powerful Typhoon "Chan-hom" passed between Miyakojima and Okinawa islands, Japan late July 9 and early July 10 (UTC) packing winds of up to 222 km/h (138 mph). This made Chan-hom a Category 4 typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Chan-hom is expected to hi

July 10, 2015

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Shanghai records lowest average July temperature in 142 years, China

On Monday, July 6, 2015, Shanghai recorded the lowest average July temperature in the last 142 years. The maximum temperature of the day was 21.2 °C (70.1 °F), averaging on 18.9 °C (66.0 °F), which is the lowest average temperature measured in Shanghai s

July 10, 2015

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Tropical Storm "Linfa" makes landfall in southern China

Tropical Storm "Linfa" hit the province of Guangdong, southern China bringing heavy rain and winds of up to 126 km/h (78.3 mph) around 03:00 UTC on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Linfa is the first of two large storms forecast to hit China this week. Typhoon "Ch

July 09, 2015

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Typhoon "Chan-hom" to become major storm system on course toward Okinawa and mainland China

Tropical Storm "Chan-hom" formed last week east of Guam, passed through the Rota channel bringing heavy rain to both Guam and Rota islands and reached typhoon strength during the UTC afternoon of July 6, 2015. The system is expected to become a major typhoon o

July 07, 2015

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7 tropical systems over North Pacific Ocean

Satellite imagery from Japan's MTSAT and NOAA's GOES-West satellite show a total of 7 tropical systems over the North Pacific Ocean on July 5 and 6, 2015. Meanwhile, 7-day rainfall accumulation data collected by GPM core observatory shows a very large area of

July 06, 2015

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Tropical Storm "Linfa" (Egay) to hit northern Luzon, Philippines late July 4

Tropical Storm "Linfa" (Egay) formed east of the Philippines on July 1, 2015, intensified and is expected to make landfall over northern Luzon, an area which gets frequently hit by typhoons, late July 4 through early July 5. Heavy rain, flash floods and landsl

July 04, 2015

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Typhoon "Kujira" impacts southern China and Vietnam, brings heavy rain

The center of Typhoon "Kujira" hit Hainan island, southern China on June 22, moved into the Gulf of Tonkin and hit southeastern coast of Vietnam late June 23. Kujira has weakened into a tropical depression as it made the second landfall and continued its WNW t

June 24, 2015