Saturday, August 22, 2015

China expects huge Typhoon Goni waves

China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has predicated severe waves induced by Typhoon Goni in the East China Sea and South China Sea in the coming days.

The Bashi Channel will see waves with a height of up to 11 meters by noon on Saturday, with waves as high as nine meters forecast for regions east of Taiwan. Waves up to five meters were forecast for the Taiwan Strait and the northeast part of South China Sea.

Typhoon Goni spun west across the Pacific Ocean and became a super typhoon on Wednesday. It is expected to move to the East China Sea on Sunday evening.

The SOA has ordered an emergency response for maritime disasters, urging the departments concerned to step up efforts to monitor, forecast and survey disasters.

Vessels have been told to leave these regions as soon as possible and seek shelter in ports.  

  Xinhua -


  1. Typhoon Leaves 7 Dead, 2 Missing in Philippines...

    The typhoon entered the northern Philippine province of Cagayan early in the day.

    The number of Filipinos who were evacuated to temporary shelters has risen to nearly 5,500, local media reported, citing police sources and local authorities. The typhoon has damaged more than 150 houses and broke the power supply in some settlements.

    The typhoon is expected to turn away from the country on Sunday, passing east of Taiwan and heading toward Japanese Okinawa on Monday or later, according to the NDRRMC.

  2. Alert remains for Typhoon Goni ...

    The National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a blue warning for approaching Typhoon Goni on Saturday, the third-straight day of the alert.

    Goni, the Korean word for Swan, was in waters 360 kilometers southeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, at 5 am, traveling at a speed of 45 meters per second at its center. It is moving northward at a speed of 10 km per hour and expected to arrive near the East China Sea on Sunday evening.

    Winds of Beaufort 7 to 9 are expected in coastal areas of China's Fujian, Taiwan and Diaoyu Islands as well as the southern part of the East China Sea.

    The NMC advised vessels working in or passing through the affected regions to shelter in ports.

    By 6 pm on Friday, 10,490 fishing boats in Fujian and Taiwan had returned to port, according to Fujian Department of Ocean and Fisheries.

    China's meteorological disaster alerts are categorized as blue, yellow, orange and red as the severity of disasters ascends.

  3. Ten people have been killed as Typhoon Goni dumped torrential rain in the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and floods, officials say...

    Several were killed when houses were submerged under rocks and mud. Others are reported missing in flooded areas.

    Thousands of people have been evacuated to higher ground and some domestic flights were cancelled.

    At one point, Typhoon Goni was packing winds of winds of up to 195km/h (121mph).

    However it weakened as it moved northward off Taiwan's east coast, AFP news agency said.....BBC

  4. Typhoon Goni blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including a dozen miners whose work camps were buried by a huge mudslide in a mountain village, officials said...

    Goni was last tracked at sea about 430 kilometers (267 miles) northeast of Basco town in Batanes province on the archipelago's northernmost tip. It has sustained winds of 140 kilometers (87 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 170 kph (105 mph) and was forecast to lash southern Japan within 24 hours, government forecasters said.

    While approaching the country's mountainous north, Goni dumped heavy rain for three days then battered already-sodden upland villages with fierce winds, triggering landslides, officials said.


    In the hard-hit mountain province of Benguet, landslides killed at least 12 people, including four gold miners who were pulled out of a huge mudslide that buried three work camps in far-flung Taneg village in Mankayan town.......AP.......


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