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Philippines, China, Taiwan - Tropical Cyclone CHANTHU (GDACS, PAGASA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 September 2021)

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  • A new tropical Cyclone named CHANTHU ("Kiko" in the Philippines) formed over the Philippine Sea on 6 September and is moving west-northwest towards north Luzon. On 9 September at 2.00 UTC, its centre was located about 410 km northeast of Catanduanes Island (Bicol Region) with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h.
  • CHANTHU is forecast to move northwest crossing the northern Babuyan Islands and central Batanes Islands on 10-11 September. After that, it will make landfall over southern Taiwan on 11-12 September and it coul approach the eastern coast of Zhejiang Province (eastern China) on 13 September.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over the Babuyan Islands and northern Luzon. A tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 (strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours) is in effect for the Provinces of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao and Isabela (northern Luzon).