Typhoon Phanfone is about to travel west-northwest at a speed of between 15km and 20km per hour over the course of the next 48 hours before moving into the East Sea, according to reports by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
Forecasters stated that at 7am on December 24, the centre of the typhoon was located at 10.8 degrees north latitude and 127.8 degrees east longitude, approximately 320km east-southeast of the Philippines’ coastal central areas.
The strongest winds close to the eye of the storm were estimated to be between 90km and 100km per hour.
It is expected that by 7am on December 26, the centre of the typhoon will be positioned at 13.2 degrees north latitude and 118.8 degrees east longitude, putting it approximately 540km east-northeast of Song Tu Tay island with a sustained wind speed of between 90km and 100km per hour.
The following 72 hours will see the weather pattern begin to move west-northwest at a speed of between 5-10km per hour with the strongest winds near the eye of the typhoon set to reach between 100km and 115km per hour. VOV