Reply To: Typhoon to mark start of October 2006?


After hitting Luzon, including Manila – and causing at least 16 deaths, Xangsane now over the South China Sea, and set to intensify a little, head west – on towards Vietnam, and perhaps even crossing north Thailand as a tropical storm, judging by MIT’s page on tropical storms. News items include, from BBC:

Philippine typhoon toll increases At least 16 people are now known to have died in the latest typhoon to hit the Philippines. – including a quote: It was "one of the worst devastations that Manila has experienced," the city’s Mayor, Lito Atienza, told local radio on Friday. Here in Hong Kong, Observatory predicting that combined effects of Xangsane and northeast monsoon will result in windy weekend – winds could reach force 7 in some places tomorrow (Saturday).

Only rain patches though, so windsurfers and kitesurfers could have fun, while those landlubbers amongst us could have fun watching surf pound rocky coasts such as Shek O headland. – a day later, more news from Philippines, inc:

The death toll from a powerful typhoon that cut across the northern Philippines rose Friday to at least 62, with dozens of people missing in floods and landslides, officials said.

North Thailand now preparing, especially for floods:

Post edited by: Martin, at: 2006/09/30 11:09