Pacific Ocean - Tropical Cyclones Chan-hom, Nangka and Linfa - ECHO Daily Map | 06/07/2015
Marshall Islands - Tropical Cyclone NANGKA
• NANGKA formed over the northern Pacific Ocean on 3 July. On 6 July, at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located 360km west of Enewetak atoll and it was a Typhoon.
• Over the next 48h, NANGKA is forecast to continue moving north-west towards the Northern Mariana Islands, intensifying further. According to the data of 6 July (6.00 UTC), its track will approach only scarcely populated or uninhabited places.
China, Japan - Tropical Cyclone CHAN-HOM
• After having passed Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, CHAN-HOM continued moving north-west over open water, intensifying. On 6 July, at 6.00 UTC, it was a Tropical Storm and its centre was 570km north-west of Saipan.
• Over the next 72h, CHAN-HOM is forecast to continue moving north-west over the northern Pacific Ocean, significantly intensifying. It may approach the central and southern Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa, Miyako and Yaeyama) on 9-10 July, as an intense Typhoon. It will subsequently continue moving towards eastern China.
The Philippines - Tropical Cyclone LINFA
• LINFA (named "EGAY“ in the Philippines) crossed northern Luzon over 4-5 July and exited into the South China Sea. On 6 July, at 6.00 UTC, it was a Tropical Storm and its centre was 165km north-west of Ilocos Norte province.
• Heavy rain and strong winds affected several areas of Luzon, causing floods, landslides and power cuts and forcing evacuations (over 8 700 evacuees, as of 6 July).
• Over the next 48h, LINFA is forecast to move north, roughly keeping its strength. It may approach the south-western coast of Taiwan on 8 July.