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01 Oct 2018 description

In response to the government’s New Southbound Policy, the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) and World Vision commenced a cooperative project—Integrated Action for Children’s Nutrition Project in the Philippines—in the Leyte and Samar Provinces of the Philippines in September 2018.

28 Sep 2018 description

Monkeypox - the United Kingdom ex Nigeria - 2018 Opening date: 12 September 2018 Latest update: 28 September 2018 ÎUpdate of the week On 26 September 2018, the UK reported an additional case of monkeypox. The case was involved in the care of the case in Blackpool Victoria Hospital before monkeypox was diagnosed.

28 Sep 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone TRAMI continued north-east toward Okinawa Island (Okinawa prefecture, Japan), as a typhoon. On 28 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 390 km south-west of Itoman City and it had maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h.

  • It is forecast to pass close or over Okinawa Island on 29 September early morning UTC. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the Ryuku Islands and Kyushu and Shikoku Islands, as well as north-eastern Taiwan over 28-30 September.

26 Sep 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone TRAMI (PAENG in the Philippines) continued moving north-west toward the Yaeyama Islands (Okinawa prefecture, Japan), slightly weakening. On 26 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 612 km south of Itoman City (Okinawa Prefecture, Japan) and it had maximum sustained winds of 204 km/h (intense typhoon).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue toward Yaeyama Islands, weakening further but remaining a typhoon. Heavy rain may affect Northern Luzon (Philippines), north-east Taiwan and the Yaeyama Islands (Japan) over 26-28 September.

16 Sep 2018 description

The National Meteorological Center issued red warning of typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on September 15. This year’s 22th typhoon Mangkhut, (super typhoon scale), was centered around over 760 km of northeastern South China Sea (48m/s). The minimum air pressure registered 945 hPa.

It is forecast to move west by north direction at the speed of 30 km/h and is predicted to make landfall around afternoon to the night of September 16.

14 Sep 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone MANGKHUT continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, slightly strengthening. On 14 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 545 km south-east of Cagayan Province (northern Luzon, Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of 278 km/h (intense typhoon).

14 Sep 2018 description

At 6:00 p.m. today, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) upgraded the emergency response to typhoon Mangkhut to the level two. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place. The potential affected areas such as Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities.

13 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

Super Typhoon Mangkhut, an even more powerful storm than U.S.-bound Hurricane Florence, was heading Wednesday for the Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Mangkhut was barreling across the Pacific Ocean with wind gusts of more than 250 kilometers an hour (155 mph). It has already passed the U.S. territory of Guam, where it caused widespread flooding and power outages.

Mangkhut was forecast to hit the northern Philippines on Friday and then move on to Taiwan before heading to Hong Kong and southern China by Sunday.

12 Sep 2018 description

Tropical cyclone MANGKHUT continued west over the Philippine Sea. On 12 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 1 620 km south-east of Babuyan Island (northern Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of 259 km/h. Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to move north-west and may approach northern Luzon and the Babuyan Islands (Philippines) on 14 September as an intense typhoon. MANGKHUT may later reach southern Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau (China) on 16 September, as a typhoon.