If you’re living in Asia, it’s time to batten down the hatches. Windy weather is coming and unless you want to be whisked away by strong gusts to some far off place like Oz, it might be wise to stay indoors over the weekend. Super Typhoon Soudelor has been wreaking havoc across the Pacific Ocean throughout the week. If it stays on its present course, the super typhoon is expected to strike Taiwan, China and Southern Japan in the next few days.
With a name like Soudelor, things certainly do sound grim but don’t worry too much, the Super Typhoon has been downgraded since Wednesday, after winds peaked at 180 miles per hour and gusts went to 220mph on Monday. The Typhoon is expected to continue weakening as it makes its way across the ocean. The Typhoon might not seem so super anymore but it’s still expected to have the force of a category 3-4 hurricane by the time it reaches Taiwan.
No stranger to hazardous weather in recent years, the Philippines have also been given a taste of the calamity, with the Super Typhoon entering Philippine territory. There it is known by a different name however, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Super Typhoon is going by the moniker of Hanna during its stay in the Philippines.
When Super Typhoon Soudelor reached its peak on Monday it was classified the strongest tropical cyclone on Earth for 2015. Let’s hope another one doesn’t come along to steal its record any time soon.