Super Typhoon Philippines: Haiyan Codenamed Yolanda To Hit Thursday

The super typhoon Haiyan, will be locally codenamed Yolanda, will hit The Philippines Wednesday night or early Thursday. Typhoon Haiyan, roughly 500 miles south of Guam, is gathering strength.

According to the latest forecast from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (shown in the second graphic at right), Haiyan may approach super typhoon status (sustained winds at least 150 mph) before reaching the central Philippines around Friday midday, local time (late Thursday night, U.S. time).

Haiyan is then expected to sweep quickly into Vietnam by Sunday, possibly still as a strong typhoon.

According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the Philippines are hit by six or seven tropical cyclones in an average year.

For all future updates, check this post: Super Typhoon Yolanda Update On Path And Tracking

Super Typhoon Yolanda: Satellite Image
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Super Typhoon Projected Path
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Update 1: Typhoon Yolanda Projected Path