Typhoon Bopha re-forms

Typhoon Bopha has re-developed in the South China Sea and now threatens flooding in the northern Philippines.

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    Tropical storm Bopha has re-strengthened into a typhoon and now threatens to bring flooding into parts of northern Luzon over the weekend.

    Winds are expected to increase to 170 gusting 200kph around 0600 on Dec 8. That makes it the equivalent of a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson  scale.

    Some parts could see 100 to 150 mm over the next couple of days. The good news is that this part of the country is more capable of handling such conditions.

    Scattered showers are expected to continue across those southern parts of the country where the ongoing search and rescue operation is underway. Although not unprecedented, the south of the country is not used to seeing such powerful typhoons.

    Tropical storms do not usually form within 10 degrees of the equator. Typhoon Bopha developed about 4 degrees north before making its way through Mindanao killing over 500 people and making around 300,000 people homeless.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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