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Typhoon Mangkhut now aiming for southern China, Hong Kong (+Maps)

Typhoon Mangkhut is located over the South China Sea, passing through the upper Philippine Island of Luzon yesterday.

Max winds speed is 195km/h with gusts to 240km/h by JMA. By Monday morning NZT maximum 1-min wind speeds are estimated to be 175km/h with gusts to 215km/h according to the JTWC. It is gradually forecast to weaken.


USA - Tropical Storm Florence: 5 deaths so far

+5 Maps --- Florence has been downgraded from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm and has turned deadly, with reports from US news media saying the death-toll is now five.


Mangkhut blasting the Philippines from above, now affecting Taiwan too. Hong Kong, China next.

+6 Maps ---- Super Typhoon Mangkhut is currently located over Luzon island in the northern Philippines. Shortly before landfall Mangkhut's air pressure was an astonishingly low 905 hPa in minimum surface pressure. Winds were sustained at 200km/h with gusts to 270km/h (JTWC), remaining almost unchanged from two days ago.


Super Typhoon makes landfall in Philippines (+7 Maps)

Updated 6:38am Saturday NZT --- Super Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in the northern Philippines. The storm will track across the very northern portion of the island this morning with devastating wind and torrential flooding rains due to the immense size and power of this storm. The storm is so large it is being fed from air directly from the equator.


Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina

11:41pm Friday NZT --- Hurricane Florence has made landfall in Wrightsville Beach near the eastern United States city of Wilmington, North Carolina says the National Hurricane Center as of 11:40pm Friday NZT. Nearly half a million people are without power.


Hurricane Florence makes landfall in eastern USA; Super Typhoon makes landfall in northern Philippines

Extensive updates on both storms + Maps ---- Two major storms are simultaneously affecting the eastern United States and the northern Philippines main island of Luzon. 

This story has been updated to easier break down the two storms.


Special Video: Typhoon Mangkhut & Hurricane Florence + NZ’s warm, windy, weekend

We have a lot to cover in our special weekend video covering not only the latest on Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence but also the warm, windy, spring weather for New Zealand.


Both Hurricane Florence & Super Typhoon Mangkhut nearing landfall tonight NZT (+9 Maps)

Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence are both moving closer to making landfall with Florence weakening a little but Mangkut retaining Category 5 strength.


Weather Video: Two major tropical storms overseas + warm weather for parts of NZ

We’re tracking Hurricane Florence as it heads towards the eastern United States also Super Typhoon Manghut as it heads towards the northern Philippines and potentially Hong Kong.

We also take a close up look at the weather here in New Zealand as warmer westerlies kick in.


Two major tropical storms we are tracking right now - Florence & Mangkhut (+7 Maps)

There are two monster storms on the planet right now. Hurricane Florence, which is approaching the eastern United States and Super Typhoon Mangkhut which is heading towards the northern Philippines and may also hit Hong Kong.