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24 Nov 2016 description

The People’s Republic of China turned over on Tuesday an additional cash donation worth P35,000,000 to the Philippines through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help fund recovery and rehabilitation efforts of the Department for calamity-affected communities. China has earlier donated P60,000,000 on November 7 to help the affected families of Typhoon Lawin which struck the northern part of Luzon last month.

14 Nov 2016 description

Nouveau record en vue: 2016 devrait être encore plus chaude que 2015

Tout semble indiquer que 2016 sera l’année la plus chaude qui ait été observée depuis le début des relevés et que la température moyenne sera même supérieure au record établi en 2015. Selon les données provisoires dont dispose l’Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM), la température moyenne en 2016 devrait être supérieure d’environ 1,2 °Celsius à ce qu’elle était à l’époque préindustrielle.

14 Nov 2016 description

2016 is set to break even the temperature records of 2015.

It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures in 2015. Preliminary data shows that 2016’s global temperatures are approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

10 Nov 2016 description

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 20 October to 2 November 2016.

26 Oct 2016 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima has caused estimated direct economic losses of 4.76 billion yuan (702.65 million U.S. dollars) in the three provinces of Jiangsu, Fujian, and Guangdong, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced Tuesday.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, about 114,000 residents had been relocated, 239,500 hectares of crops and 3,200 houses damaged, and another 600 houses destroyed by the typhoon, according to the statement.

Typhoon Haima, the 22nd typhoon of the year, made landfall in the southern province of Guangdong on Oct. 21.

24 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October

24 Oct 2016 description

PHILIPPINES

On 19 October, Category 4 Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Cagayan province. After landfall, the storm left a broad path of debris, causing flooding and landslides, and damaging about 46,000 houses. As of 24 October, authorities have confirmed eight fatalities and approximately 159,000 people remain displaced (38,000 people are staying inside evacuation centres and 121,000 people outside of evacuation centres). The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has declined an offer of international assistance.

22 Oct 2016 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima barreled into south China Friday, triggering sudden downpours in several cities as authorities rushed to issue warnings against floods, landslides, and other weather-related disasters.

According to local meteorological services, Haima made landfall in the city of Shanwei, Guangdong Province, shortly after noon. It weakened as it traveled further north. But at least five counties and cities in Guangdong experienced unabated heavy rain Friday night.

21 Oct 2016 description
  • Tropical Cyclone SARIKA made landfall close to Fangchenggang city (Guangxi province, China) on 19 morning UTC, as a Tropical Storm. It then continued moving north north-east over Guangxi, dissipating.

  • According to National Authorities, as of 20 October early morning (UTC), in China over 47 000 people have been evacuated and over 2 500 houses have been partially or fully damaged in Hainan.

  • Over the next 24 h, heavy rain could still affect the southern provinces of China (Hainan, Guangdong, Yunann, Guizhou and Guangxi) and northern Vietnam.

21 Oct 2016 description
report Xinhua

SHENZHEN, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Offices, businesses and schools in the southern city of Shenzhen will close as Typhoon Haima is expected to hit Friday afternoon, the local flood control authorities said.

Shenzhen in Guangdong Province will activate China's highest-level of emergency response measures starting midnight Thursday to prepare for the country's 22nd typhoon this year.

Shenzhen's Meteorological Observatory predicated that Haima will land at 2 p.m., bringing winds of up to 117 km per hour and rainfall exceeding 100 millimeters.

20 Oct 2016 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima is highly likely to land in China's southern coastal province of Guangdong Friday, local flood control authorities said Wednesday.

The authorities have predicted that the typhoon will wreck havoc and cause grave losses, as it is moving fast and expected to bring strong gales, downpours and will likely trigger secondary disasters.

At 4 p.m., the center of Haima was about 1,170 km away from Shenzhen City, Guangdong, packing winds of over 220 km per hour.

20 Oct 2016 description
  • Tropical Cyclone SARIKA, after crossing Hainan province (China), is reaching north-eastern Vietnam, as a Tropical Storm. On 19 October at 0.00 (UTC) it center was located 35 km off the coast of Van Don district (Quang Ninh province, Vietnam) and had max. sustained winds of 65 km/h (Tropical Storm).

19 Oct 2016 description
report Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

HAIKOU, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Sarika, the 21st typhoon of the year, made landfall in south China's Hainan Tuesday morning as torrential rain and gales lashed the island province.

The tropical cyclone, with maximum winds of up to 162 km per hour recorded in the eye of the storm, landed at Hele Town, Wanning City, at 9:50 a.m., according to the local meteorological bureau.

The National Meteorological Center issued a red alert, its highest-level alert, for Sarika, Tuesday morning.

19 Oct 2016 description

[JTWC] Summary: SUPER TYPHOON 25W (HAIMA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 301 NM EAST-NORTHEAST OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 14 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 190000Z IS 40 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 190900Z, 191500Z, 192100Z AND 200300Z.

18 Oct 2016 description
  • Following the passage of SARIKA, new tropical cyclone HAIMA (to be locally called LAWIN once it enters the Philippines Area of Responsibility) is moving towards the Philippines gaining strength rapidly. At 00.00 UTC on 17 October it was a Typhoon with a max. sustained wind speed of 185 km/h and its centre was located 1 200 km east of the Philippines.

18 Oct 2016 description
  • SARIKA (KAREN) made landfall in the Aurora province, in eastern Luzon in the Philippines at around 18.00 UTC on 15 October, as a strong Typhoon with max. sust. winds of the order of 200 km/h. It crossed swiftly the island of Luzon from east to west, passing through the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Vizcava, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan, losing some strength but remaining a Typhoon. It emerged over the South China Sea a few hours after landfall and moved W-NW in the general direction of Hainan province of China.