Hinnamnor tropical cyclone is expected to hit the Philippines. It is recently moving to North-West Pacific. It is assigned as a “Category 5 super typhoon”.
Hinnamnor has observed packed typhoon-force winds extending upwards to 320 km from the center. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Tuesday that Hinnamnor is currently moving 30 km/h to the west.
A Category 5 typhoon, is the highest classification on the scale. It consists of storms and sustained winds of at least 157 mph (233 km/h).
As a tropical cyclone, satellite data shows Hinnamnor packs gusts of up to 205 km/h. It is forecast to land in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday evening. After maintaining strength it will move west, according to the Pagasa.
When a typhoon will reach the PAR then the tropical cyclone will be given the localized name “Gardo”.
Hinnamnor’s eye was last observed in the extreme Northern Luzon region (26.8°N, 136.7°E). According to a state weather bureau bulletin. Pagasa said 11 am Tuesday
It has a core pressure of 945 hPa, maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h around the center, and gustiness of up to 205 km/h.
Philipines become prone to typhoons because of their geological status. it is located at the boundary of the world’s major tectonic plate. it is aligned with the most fabled and dangerous typhoon belt.
The term typhoon belt refers to a massive region in the western Pacific Ocean, which at 165 million km2, can fit all continents on the planet.