Typhoon Haiyan is currently affecting Hainan Island and continues to move towards Northern Vietnam. The storm center was last located approximately 230km southwest of Haikou, Hainan or about 400km southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam. Latest warning from JMA shows the winds have decreased slightly with sustained to 150kph and gusts of up to 205kph. Typhoon Haiyan is currently moving northwestward at 30kph.
Radar from CMA
Latest radar image from China Meteorological Administration shows bands of light to moderate rains impacting Hainan Island and parts of Guangxi and Guangdong provinces. As much as 300mm of rain has already been recorded in many places bringing flooding. Winds of up to 140kph were also recorded in the city of Sanya in Hainan Island causing some damage to structures.
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Typhoon Haiyan will continue moving northwestward and could make landfall in Northern Vietnam later tonight. It will pass near Hanoi and should rapidly weaken as it moves further inland. The threat of heavy rain, strong winds, and storm surge will remain through tomorrow. Haiyan will then turn northward into Guangxi Province of China.
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We also give an update on the situation in the Philippines and the first images out of Guiuan, Eastern Samar showing the destruction in that town. We are also updating viewers on the possible storm that could impact the Philippines this week. If it does form, PAGASA will give the name Bagyong Zoraida and could bring rains for Visayas.