Super typhoon Chanthu makes landfall in the Philippines before we follow to Taiwan

Chanthu, known as Kiko’ in the Philippines, was one of the strongest storms this year, with sustained wind of 260 km/h (160 mph) for landing — equivalent in strength to a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane at its peak.

It is expected that move to nearby Taiwan later on on Saturday, with authorities die issue sea and land alerts for southern Pingtung and Taitung County.

Chanthu made landing over the Batanes Islands around 8:30 a.m. local time, according to the Philippine weather bureau PAGASA. It gave a signal 4 warning for the Batanes area, which stands for “highly destructive typhoonforce wind.”

The northeastern part of the Babuyan Islands, also in the distant north of the archipelago, was under a signal 3 warning on landing, in which “destructive typhoonforce wind” were expected, before being downgraded to a Signal 2.

Affected areas can also expect heavy rainfall and moderate to high risk of a “life-threatening storm surge barrier” of 2 to 3 meters all Saturday. There is also An risk of flash floods and landslides caused by the heavy rainfall.

In the south, the capital metro Manila was warned of enhanced monsoon rains.

Chanthu is expected to follow north on Saturday towards Taiwan while we weaken a bit. if of 11 a.m. local time, PAGASA said the typhoon had weakened slightly but was still dangerous system with maximum sustained wind of 205 km/h (127 mph) and gusts of 250 km/h (155 mph). By 2 p.m., PAGASA said the storm had weakened further.
Chanthu formed on Sept. 6, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The storm then set one of the most extreme attacks of rapid intensification ever measured, by increasing 80 knots in wind speed in just 24 hours on Sept 7. Rapid intensification is when a storm gains at least 30 knots (35 mph) in wind speed within 24 hours.
It is the second storm of the year to achieve Super Typhoon status, na Surigae in April.

Taiwan on alarm

Taiwan Central Weather Bureau on Chanthu downgraded to a medium-sized typhoon on Saturday, saying it lost strength as it made its way up the Bashi Canal that separates Taiwan from the Philippines, according to Reuters.

Weather conditions are still expected in all of Taiwan will decline on Saturday, as the storm approaches the south coast, but the Central Weather Bureau said it was unlikely to make landfall immediately.

speaking met the Taiwanese state…run Central Press Agency on On Thursday, Central Weather Bureau forecaster Wu Wan-hua said she expected torrential rains in the southern part of the island.

This amount of extreme rainfall can lead to flash floods and mudslides in Taiwan’s high terrain.

Taiwanese airlines canceled their domestic flights on Saturday afternoon, although the impact was only limited on international services, Reuters said.

While Chanthu walks along the east coast of Taiwan, the country interaction could weaken the system still further, but it will remain an intense typhoon die Taiwan meets over a period of 24 hours.

The official prediction has the system weaken as follows north in the direction of China in the begin next week. Chanthu can get stuck just off the coast of Shanghai by Monday of Tuesday, which would lead to heavy rain and flooding region also.

Twin storm threatens Vietnam

At the same time, in the South China Sea, Tropical Storm Conson will make landfall in near Da Nang, Vietnam, at night from Saturday to Sunday morning local time. Vietnam has 500,000 soldiers on stand-by forward of to be arrival.

The outer bands of the storm is already bring thunderstorms and gusts to the region on friday and weather the circumstances will in all of Vietnam continue to deteriorate on Saturday as the storm approaches the coast.

Although it is a much weaker storm than Super Typhoon Chanthu, Conson is still expected to have sustained winds of 75 km/h (45 mph) prior to landing this weekend.

the Vietnamese government has also ordered ships to stay in port and prepared evacuation plans, Reuters said, citing staterun media. No less than 800,000 people in Vietnam’s northern provinces could be hit by the storm arrival — the fifth die comes ashore in the country this year.

Conson expected to bring widespread rainfall of 100 to 200 millimeters to the region to and met Monday with insulated totals above 250 millimeters possible. This amount of rain could lead to flash floods and mudslides over the mountainous terrain.

Earlier this week, Conson brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the Philippines. The storm moved from Monday afternoon to met Wednesday over the central part of the Philippines and arrived early Thursday morning in the South China Sea.

CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward, CNN’s Ben Westcott, Haley Brink and Reuters contributed to this article.

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