Super-Typhoon Usagi is currently the strongest active storm on the planet, and the strongest so far this year. It is now rumbling across the Western Pacific near Taiwan and the Philippines. Packing winds as strong as 260 km/h (162 mph) Usagi is forecast to plow through
Typhoon Usagi, which formed on September 16, has strengthened into Super-Typhoon today. Warnings are up in the Philippines as it heads toward Taiwan and China. It was expected this storm would develop into one of the most violent storms of the season.
On September 16, 2013 low pressure System 99W, located in Philippine Sea, strengthened into Tropical Depression 17W. The depression became Tropical Storm Usagi very late in the day. Usagi is now about to become third typhoon of the Western Pacific tropical