Typhoon Doksuri, which struck the Philippines, Taiwan, and China from July 26 to 29, 2023, resulted in significant damage, displacements, and fatalities. The storm left 41 dead in the Philippines before lashing Taiwan and making landfall in mainland China, causing widespread evacuations, record-breaking rainfall, and severe economic losses.
Typhoon “Doksuri” — known as Egay in the Philippines — intensified into a super typhoon on Wednesday, July 25, 2023, having reached a maximum sustained wind speed of 240 km/h (150 mph) — the equivalent of a category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic.
Tropical Cyclone “Doksuri” — known as Egay in the Philippines — formed on July 21, 2023, as the 5th named storm of the 2023 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is currently located east of the Philippines, heading WNW toward Taiwan while intensifying. Landfall in Taiwan is expected on July 27 and in China on July 28 (UTC).
A destructive tornado swept through two villages in Bacolor town, near San Fernando in Pampanga, Philippines, at approximately 17:30 LT on June 22, 2023, causing significant damage and injuring one person. This is the first ever reported tornado to hit Pampanga.
Heavy rains continue to cause massive flooding in various parts of the Philippines, leaving 29 people dead and affecting around 1.4 million people in 1 956 villages across 48 provinces.
Heavy rain and strong winds, caused by the combined effects of a low-pressure area, northeast monsoon, and shearline, have been affecting several parts of the Philippines in recent days, resulting in floods, and landslides that caused widespread damage and left at least 17 people dead.
A tropical disturbance in the Western Pacific is about to lash the Philippine islands and will persist for several days over the area and potentially develop into a tropical cyclone.
Heavy rains affecting parts of the Philippines since December 25, 2022, caused severe floods in which at least 29 people lost their lives. At least 10 people were injured while 25 remain missing.
Typhoon “Noru” – known as Karding in the Philippines – intensified into a super typhoon at 00:00 UTC on September 25, 2022, prompting PAGASA to raise Signal number 5 for the first time ever since Typhoon “Goni” (Rolly) in 2020. Noru made landfall in Burdeos, Polillo Islands, Quezon Province at 09:30 UTC on September 25 (17:30 LT).
Tropical Storm “Noru” – known as Karding in the Philippines – formed east of the Philippines on September 22 as the 16th named storm of the 2022 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is moving WSW at 25 km/h (15 mph) and is expected to make landfall along the east coast of Aurora or the northern portion of Quezon, Luzon on September 25.