A rare weather phenomenon is currently taking place in the western Pacific Ocean, with not one but two typhoons moving towards Southeast Asia.
Twin typhoons Goni and Atsani are currently making their way through the tropical western Pacific Ocean. One will affect the northern Philippines and very likely also Taiwan and Japan’s Ryukyu Islands, while the other’s future is more uncertain.
Typhoon Goni, local name Ineng, was located 550 km East of Calayan, Cagayan, as of last night and currently packs maximum sustained winds of 180 kph near the center, with gusts of up to 215 kph. It is expected to be in the vicinity of Basco, Batanes, by Friday night before leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday evening.
Typhoon Atsani is currently projected to take a different path that will likely bring it towards Japan next week, but it is not yet certain where or if it will make landfall. Atsani is unlikely to affect the Philippines, which is a good news, especially as it packs maximum sustained winds of 250kph, making it a Category 5 cyclone.
To keep up to date with Ineng and the latest weather developments, make sure to visit the PAGASA weather bulletin at: