Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Late-starting seasons tend to be slightly quieter, but the evidence is weak. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. There have been no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities. Throughout Wednesday Vongfong is forecast to slowly turn to the west and begin to approach the central Philippines. CNN meteorologist Tom Sater said: “It’s possible that the first named storm of the year will become the first typhoon of the year before it makes landfall in the Philippines late Thursday or Friday.

Typhoon Vongfong is currently located 492 miles east-southeast of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Typhoon Vongfong’s name means “wasp” in Vietnamese. Typhoon Vongfong is currently located 492 miles east-southeast of Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

It also added that travelling by sea would be dangerous in regions expected to be hit by the typhoon. Other villages in Typhoon Vongfong’s path in the Eastern Samar province are free of coronavirus infectins, said provincial governor Ben Evardone. That year’s Vongfong was the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide in 2014, and struck Japan as a large tropical system. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Vongfong is expected to turn back to the north and move through Luzon on Friday and through the weekend before exiting the region Sunday. Hurricane tracker: Does the Saffir-Simpson scale need Cat 6 update? Dozens of fires are burning out of control throughout Northern California as fire resources are spread thin, Students use their mobile phones as flashlights at an anti-government rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Other villages in Typhoon Vongfong’s path in the Eastern Samar province are free of coronavirus infectins, said provincial governor Ben Evardone. // nnnn. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Omnion Cultural fights for the independence of Catalonia, The Moria refugee camp, two days after Greece's biggest migrant camp, was destroyed by fire. Widespread rainfall amounts of four to 10 inches are expected across the central and northern Philippines through Sunday. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Typhoon Vongfong path update: The first storm of the season has formed in the West Pacific, Typhoon Vongfong path update: The storm is expected to hit the Philippines this week, Fierce hurricane season to bring 20 storms 'We can't afford it', Typhoon Vongfong path update: The storm is moving slowly in the Pacific. TyphoonAmbo, also known as Typhoon Vongfong, has forced tens of thousands to evacuate as the Category 3 storm continues to batter the Philippines with strong winds which reached up to … The rapidly developing cyclone has quickly become a threat to the Philippines and will likely make landfall there later this week.

The slow-moving Vongfong is currently a typhoon, but it continues to strengthen as it moves closer to land.

However, heavy rains from the system are expected to be more widespread. Officials face challenge of evacuating people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, While the areas expected to be hit by the typhoon are not heavily ravaged by Covid-19, we have set some guidelines.”. Typhoon Vongfong officially became the first storm in the West Pacific on Tuesday, May 12. A search began for possible survivors after a scanner detected a pulse one month after the mega-blast at the adjacent port, A full moon next to the Virgen del Panecillo statue in Quito, Ecuador, A Palestinian woman reacts as Israeli forces demolish her animal shed near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Students protest against presidential elections results in Minsk, The pack rides during the 3rd stage of the Tour de France between Nice and Sisteron, Law enforcement officers block a street during a rally of opposition supporters protesting against presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, A woman holding a placard reading "Stop Censorship - Yes to the Freedom of Expression" shouts in a megaphone during a protest against the mandatory wearing of face masks in Paris.

According to Colorado State University research scientist Phil Klotzbach, this is the eighth-latest start to the season since 1950. The government weather agency warned that “along with large swells, this storm surge may cause potentially life-threatening coastal inundation”. Typhoon Vongfong, the first named storm to hit the West Pacific, is expected to batter the Philippines with maximum sustained winds of 150km per hour (93 mph) and gusts of up to 185 km per hour (115 mph).

The season runs throughout the year, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.

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Typhoon Vongfong made landfall May 14 in the central Philippines. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. The archipelago, located in a typhoon belt, is hit by around 20 storms annually, and experiences volcanic eruptions and earthquakes on a regular basis. While the cyclone is expected to be a typhoon at landfall, the impacts from the winds will be more localised right around the landfall location. The huge blaze broke out overnight at the port of Ancona. Pope Francis prays with priests at the end of a limited public audience at the San Damaso courtyard in The Vatican, A girl's silhouette is seen from behind a fabric in a tent along a beach by Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, A Chinese woman takes a photo of herself in front of a flower display dedicated to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing, China. “Vongfong will certainly bring significant rainfall and the threat for flash flooding from the Visayas, to the Bicol Region, and even through metro Manila.”, DON'T MISSHurricanes to become SLOWER and more damaging, researchers warn [INSIGHT]Coronavirus and hurricane season: What it means for hurricane response [ANALYSIS]Hurricanes: 'Ominous sign' areas will cause 'above normal' hurricanes [MAPS].

Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The capital, Manila, is located there. The typhoon made landfall in San Policarpo, where more than 14,000 people live. Vongfong also indirectly affected the Philippines and Taiwan and was the nineteenth named storm and the ninth typhoon of the 2014 Pacific typhoon season.

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