Violent Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong
Violent Typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong has reachd Category 5 and is a Super Typhoon now. It’s central pressure is incredibly low at 900 hPa. Wind speed near the center is up to 220 km/h and gusts are up to 305 km/h. This violent giant is now moving west-northwest at 15 km/h.
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Multi Agency Rrack Forecats courtesy of typhoon2000.ph
All forecasts predict that violent typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong will turn northwards today or early tomorrow morning. It then will again menace Japan who already had been struck by PHANFONE / Neneng.
If forecasts are correct, the Philippine islands will not directly be hit. But typhoon VONGFONG / Ompong is so big rain that the western outer rain-bands may touch Luzon. The suction of this typhoon is also extremely strong. It already amplifies the western air stream and brings cloudy weather to Mindanao.
We keep an eye on this violent typhoon.