Potential Super Typhoon Headed for the Philippines
Posted by feww on November 4, 2013
Tropical Storm HAIYAN Could Become a Super Typhoon
HAIYAN, the 30th tropical storm of the NW Pacific Basin so far this year, could develop into a super typhoon over the next few days before striking the Philippines.
Tropical Storm HAIYAN Chasing Tropical Depression WILMA (formerly TD Thirty) – IR/WV DIFF Satellite Image recorded at 12:30UTC on November 4, 2013. Image enhanced by FIRE-EARTH. Source of the original image: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.
Meantime, Tropical Depression WILMA weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) after making landfall earlier on Monday, reported the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Visayas and the regions of Zamboanga Peninsula, northern Mindanao and Caraga will have moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms that may trigger flash floods and landslides, said PAGASA.
Typhoon List 2013 – Stats for NW Pacific Basin
- The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons by 4 November: 23
- No of typhoons so far this year: 30
- Percent Increase: 30.4 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]