Warning: Three major storms are hitting south east Asia at the same time

Typhoon Chan-Hom

Any time you think the British weather is bad, be thankful you don’t live in Asia.
 
South of Taiwan on the left of the graphic is tropical storm Linfa, with Typhoon Chan-hom east of China in the middle. And to the right of that is Typhoon Nankga, east of Guam.
 
Typhoon Chan-hom has produced up to 12 inches of rain in Guam over the weekend, and is moving west towards the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and then eastern China this week, Accu Weather reports.
 
With winds of up to 80mph, Nankga was originally a tropical storm that was upgraded to a typhoon.
 
It is expected to pass over the Northern Marianas islands, near Guam and east of the Philippines later this week.
 
And Linfa has already been causing problems in the Philippines, with all shipping ordered to remain in harbour and some flights were cancelled in the north.
 
Schools were closed in the capital, Manila on Monday due to flooding and landslides from the tropical storm, disaster officials said.
 
Storm warnings were issued in at least 14 areas of the main Philippine island of Luzon as Linfa moved slowly across the north of the Southeast Asian archipelago. It was carrying maximum wind gusts of 60 mph.
 
Alexander Pama, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said the storm would bring heavy rain within a 250 miles radius.
 
“We are grounding all sea travel and fishing operations in the north because we expect sea waves to go as high as 13 feet, Pama said.
 
“We don’t want any lose of life or any accidents,” he said.
 
Army units had been placed on standby to evacuate people to temporary shelters if needed, Pama said.
 
The government was expecting some crop damage in rice-producing areas in northern Luzon.
 
Linfa made landfall in the north of the island on Saturday and was about 85 miles southwest of Laoag City in Luzon’s far north on Monday. An average of 20 typhoons pass through the Philippines every year.
 
Haiyan, the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall in the Philippines, killed more than 6,300 people and left 1,000 missing in 2013.
Courtesy of mirror.co.uk

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