Connect with us

Southeast Asia

The Philippines and northern Vietnam prepare for typhoons

Published

 on 

More than 4 million people in The Philippines are poised for the arrival of destructive typhoon-force winds caused by ‘Super’ Typhoon Mangkhut.

The massive storm peaked on Wednesday and became, officially, the strongest storm of 2018 with winds up to 285 kph.

Countries across east and southeast Asia, including The Philippines, Vietnam and China are issuing emergency alerts and ordering evacuations as both Mangkhut and a second storm, Typhoon Barijat, hit the region.

A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere. This region is referred to as the Northwestern Pacific Basin, and is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth, accounting for almost one-third of the world’s annual tropical cyclones – Wikipedia

Around 12,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying parts of China’s Guangdong province and shipping halted ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Barijat which is now crossing the coast and into northern Vietnam.

Mangkhut, stronger than Hurricane Florence which has been battering the US East Coast, is expected to make landfall on Luzon island tomorrow. Current wind speeds have been measured up to 285 kilometers per hour (180 mph).

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Pattaya9 mins ago

Ladyboys steal Russian tourist’s gold necklace in Pattaya, Thailand

Hot News42 mins ago

7-Eleven stores introduce digital govt service channel for Thais

Thailand1 hour ago

Motorbike taxi driver wins 12 million baht lottery jackpot in Thailand

Sponsored3 hours ago

Where you can get cannabis in Bangkok

Tourism1 hour ago

Tourists flock to famous market in Koh Samui

Cannabis News2 hours ago

9 year olds smoke cannabis on Pattaya Beach in Thailand

Education2 hours ago

A guide to the costs of international schools in Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand3 hours ago

Woman allegedly steals winning lottery ticket from friend

Thailand3 hours ago

Driving licence point deductions starting next year in Thailand | GMT

Board of Investment3 hours ago

Thailand’s Board of Investment unveils transformation plans

Hot News3 hours ago

Pattaya Walking Street gunman surrenders claiming it was ‘friendly fire’

Cultural Activities4 hours ago

Part two: the most haunted places in Bangkok

China4 hours ago

China’s great firewall breached as zero-Covid policy protesters access Twitter, Telegram

Hot News5 hours ago

Driving licence point deductions starting next year in Thailand

Hot News5 hours ago

US singer Kanye West sparks outrage after saying he loves Nazis and admires Hitler

Video18 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Actress Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending