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Super Typhoon MEGI

Posted by feww on October 17, 2010

Super Typhoon MEGI Heads Toward Northern Luzon, Philippines

With sustained winds of more than 260 km/hr, cat. 5 MEGI could be one of the most powerful typhoons to strike the northern Philippines.

MEGI is expected to make a landfall on Monday (local time) in Cagayan province in NE corner of the Philippines main island of Luzon.

Super Typhoon MEGI
IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Super Typhoon MEGI Forecast paths. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

MEGI (known locally as Juan) is expected to bring giant waves of greater than 14 meters (46 ft) off the east coast of Luzon, causing flash floods, landslides and storm surges to the disaster prone island.

The super typhoon could dump about 20 mm (8 inches) of rain per hour, forecasters said.

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