Articles tagged "2016 pacific typhoon season"

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Supertyphoon "Nock-Ten" leaves at least 7 dead, 18 missing

Nock-Ten, known as Nina in the Philippines, intensified into a supertyphoon on December 24, 2016, a day before its deadly strike on the Philippines. Reports received early Tuesday, December 27 (UTC), say at least 7 people died as the typhoon rolled over the country....

December 27, 2016

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Typhoon "Nock-Ten" intensifies, heading toward Manila, Philippines

Nock-Ten, known in the Philippines as Nina, has reached typhoon strength today and is still intensifying on its way toward capital Manila, Philippines. Landfall is expected around 12:00 UTC on December 25, 2016. Nock-Ten is the 13th typhoon of the 2016 NW Pacific...

December 23, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Nock-Ten" to hit Philippines on Christmas Day

Nock-Ten developed on December 22, 2016, from the Tropical Depression 30W and became the 26th named storm of the 2016 North West Pacific season. Landfall over the greater Manilla area on Christmas is possible, although the intensity of the storm is yet to be...

December 22, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Tokage" (Marce) makes landfall over the Calamian Islands, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Tokage," in the Philippines known as Marce, has made landfall over the Calamian Group of Islands and is causing widespread rainfall over the northern Visayas and southern Luzon. Tokage formed as a tropical depression on November 23 and...

November 25, 2016

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Two tropical systems lurking northwest of the Philippines

Two tropical systems are currently lurking in the Northwest Pacific, north of Yap. One of them, now known as the Tropical Storm "Meari" will continue intensifying over the next three days and may threaten the Phillippines over the coming weekend, while the...

November 03, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tropical depression "Aere" re-born, flooding reported in central Vietnam

Tropical depression "Aere" was re-born on October 13, 2016, prior to making a landfall in central Vietnam. The storm brought heavy rainfall to the affected areas and caused flooding around the Hue city. One person went missing. Tropical Depression 22W,...

October 14, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Sarika" heading directly toward Luzon, Philippines

Severe Tropical Storm "Sarika", known as Karen in the Philippines, is currently heading directly for Luzon, Philippines. The system will make landfall over northern Luzon and Aurora on the afternoon of October 16 (local time). Residents are advised to...

October 14, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Very dangerous Typhoon "Malakas" to hit Kyushu, bring flooding rain to mainland Japan

After passing just north of Taiwan, bringing widespread disruption and forcing thousands to evacuate, Typhoon "Malakas" is now approaching Kyushu, Japan as a Category 3 hurricane equivalent. Malakas is expected to make its first landfall over Kagoshima...

September 19, 2016

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After Meranti, Typhoon "Malakas" (Gener) nears the Philippines and Taiwan

Tropical Storm "Malakas" formed on September 12, 2016, about 320 km (200 miles) SSW of Guam, and became a typhoon around 12:00 UTC on September 14. At the time, it had maximum sustained winds of 129 km/h (80.5 mph) and was located about 1 090 km (677...

September 15, 2016

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Meranti: The strongest tropical cyclone of the year slams Philippines, Taiwan and China

After the eye of Super Typhoon "Meranti" passed right over the Philippines island of Itbayat in the Luzon Strait, Meranti lashed Taiwan with powerful winds and heavy rain, killing 1 person and injuring more than 40. It then continued west and made its...

September 15, 2016

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Eye of Super Typhoon "Meranti" approaching southern Taiwan

​Super Typhoon "Meranti" is now approaching Taiwan with maximum sustained winds of 296 km/h (184 mph) and gusts to 352 km/h (218 mph). Meranti is a very dangerous storm and a heavy rain maker expected to pass with its eye just south of the southern tip...

September 13, 2016

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Meranti is becoming a violent typhoon as it tracks toward Taiwan

Meranti became a typhoon on September 11, 2016, and underwent a rapid intensification phase over the next 24 hours. This monster storm is still intensifying and is expected to move through the Strait of Luzon on September 13, bringing heavy rain to Northern Luzon,...

September 12, 2016

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Meranti becomes a typhoon, rapidly strengthening on its way toward Taiwan

A low pressure area formed on September 5, 2016, west of Guam became a tropical depression early September 9. Over the next 24 hours, it strengthened into Tropical Storm "Meranti" and became a typhoon by 09:00 UTC on September 11. This system is expected...

September 11, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Malou" hits Okinawa, heading toward Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Malou" has formed early Tuesday, September 6, 2016, following the gradual development of a low pressure area off of the monsoonal trough northeast of Luzon, Philippines. The system is already bringing flooding rain to Okinawa. "This...

September 06, 2016

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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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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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Massive monsoon gyre generates 3 tropical cyclones near Japan

What meteorologists are calling a massive monsoon gyre has produced three named tropical storms in the Northwest Pacific Ocean on August 19, 2016, and all three of them are simultaneously threatening Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) named them Mindulle,...

August 20, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Dianmu" about to hit Vietnam, flash floods and landslides predicted

As of August 18, 2016, there are three tropical cyclones with fourth possibly developing in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, the most active basin on the planet. The biggest threat over the next 24 to 48 hours is Tropical Cyclone "Dianmu" which is forecast to...

August 18, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Chanthu" hits Japan

Tropical Storm "Chanthu" made the first landfall in Japan's Chosi, Chiba prefecture around 18:30 UTC on August 16 (03:30 JST on August 17) and the second near Cape Erimo on the southern tip of the main island of Hokkaido around 08:30 UTC on August 17,...

August 17, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Chanthu" approaching Japan with heavy rain and strong winds

Tropical Depression 09W formed on August 13 in the northwest Pacific Ocean and strengthened into a tropical storm named Chanthu by the end of the UTC day. Chanthu is now approaching Japan with heavy rain and strong winds and is expected to skirt the northeastern...

August 15, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Omais" to become a typhoon and affect Japan with high waves

Omais, the seventh tropical cyclone of the 2016 Pacific typhoon season, developed on August 4, 2016. The system will intensify and become a typhoon over the next 48 hours, and begin to weaken afterward. No watches or warnings have been issued. The storm may bring...

August 05, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Nida" (Carina) dumps heavy rain on Philippines, to hit China on August 2

Tropical Depression 06W developed on July 29, 2016, near the west coast of Philippines and intensified into a Tropical Storm "Nida" on July 30. The system, known in the Philippines as Carina, is moving toward Northern Luzon, dumping heavy rain. Nida is...

July 30, 2016

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Tropical Storm "Mirinae" hits China's Hainan before moving on to Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Mirinae" made landfall over the Hainan province in China on July 26, 2016. Intense wind gusts toppled trees and power lines, causing traffic disruptions. Over 3 000 people have been evacuated ahead of the storm. No victims or injuries were...

July 27, 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