When there are hurricanes or typhoons, the maximum speed of the wind which sustained is around 35 mph in span of 24 hours.
For around 24 hours Vongfong which is also known in the Philippines by the name of Ambo started on Tuesday afternoon and stayed till Wednesday afternoon. It started with a speed of around 60 mph which is almost the same as that of the hurricane and goes to a maximum of 120 mph and still, it is strengthening itself.
The major role in strengthening is being played by the area of the world. There are many storms that get strengthen each year as the temperature of sea surface heats up. This is the first storm of the season that came in the area of West Pacific.
Till Tuesday there was no existence of it. Now it striking at the Philippines which is equivalent to around 3 or 4 storms calculated on a scale of Saffir Simpson.
Impact of Vongfong’s
Models of weather find it difficult to forecast the right Vongfong intensity, as the size is small of the storm. Now when the storm has strengthened so quickly, it is sure that it could be more than a rainmaker when it gets into the range of the coast.
Tom Sater CNN Meteorologist had said that damaging winds, strong storm and heavy rainfall are a major concern that are surging this storm. But one positive point in this is that the strong strengthened typhoon could reach about for only 25 kilometers.
Winds damaging only occur in the path of the storm and have more wide impact if comes with heavy rain. The rain of about 4 to 10 inches will make an impact on areas of Bicol and Visayas region going through Northern Luzon.
On Thursday, Vongfong will get out of Samar province offshore, before getting into the Bicol region and making its first landfall. This will be the local time of the North of Legazpi. After this and retaining strength at most will move towards Luzon northeastern area on Friday night.
According to Sater, the possibility is there that center of the storm remains offshore. Just a chance but if it shifts around east 50 kms then there will be storm surge offshore with worst of winds.
Typhoon season 2020 slow start
Typhoon season in West Pacific has no clear beginning as well as end as that of the Atlantic hurricane season. This storm can be formed all over the year. The most peak time of typhoon season is during late summer. Even during early spring or winter due to Pacific water waters, it exists.
Since 1950 it is the 8th start of the season as per Phil Klotzbach who is at Colorado State university as a research scientist. He said that in 2016 it had a later start till the July first week.
Prime is of Tropical Pacific; the Philippines are located. By around 8 to 9 storms, it is being impacted in a year on average. As per Klotzbach, if it starts late in the season then it will be quieter which is not easy to get evidence of it.