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.

24hr rainfall accumulation is forecast to exceed above 100 mm in the eastern coastal parts of Taiwan and about 140-260mm in the vicinity of Rongcheng and Hong Kong . (The possibility of Flooding is high. Attention required.)

Violent winds of above 150km/h are forecast in the vicinity of Hong Kong.

Mangkhut will move west-northwestward through Sunday and will bring heavy rain, damaging gusty winds and storm surge around southern China and Hong Kong. Sustained winds of 90 to 110km/h, gusting 130 to 170km/h on the 16th (local time) are forecast in Hong Kong Island.


- WeatherWatch.co.nz with additional from The Weather Company/IBM