FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
• NOUL formed in the northern Pacific Ocean, south-east of Fais island (Yap State),
Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), on 3 May and started moving west, intensifying and passing the islands of Fais and Ulithi, as a Tropical Storm. Afterwards it crossed Yap island, strengthened into a Typhoon, late on 5 May, and it started moving away from FSM.
• Heavy rains and winds affected several islands of Yap State during its passage.
• In March 2015, the very intense Typhoon MAYSAK caused damage and deaths in Yap and Chuuk states.
• After having passed Micronesia, NOUL continued moving west-northwest, over the Philippine Sea.
• Over the next 72 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west towards northern Philippines, strengthening. It is expected to enter in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 7 May, where it will be locally named “DODONG”.
• According to the forecast data of 6 May 9.00 UTC, it may start approaching northern Luzon on 10 May, as a Typhoon. However the uncertainty of the forecast track/intensity is still very high.
• In April 2015, Typhoon MAYSAK (CHEDENG), that caused damage in FSM, reached the northern Philippines, weakened into a Tropical Storm. According to NDRRMC report, there were no reported dead (directly attributed to MAYSAK).