Typhoons in the Western Pacific Ocean

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Typhoons in the Western Pacific Ocean

Two typhoons in the Philippine Sea and a tropical storm near the China coast near Hong Kong and Macau have the region on alert. From left to right: Tropical Storm Linfa is tracking westward parallel to the coast of China, losing steam as the storm interacts with land. Typhoon Chan-hom is over the Ryukyu Trench south of Okinawa on a track heading northwest toward the China coast north of Wenzhou. A sharp northward turn forecast after landfall could take the center of the storm very near Shanghai. Super Typhoon Nangka, with winds near 135 knots, is currently north of Guam heading west and slowing down. A turn toward the northwest is expected to begin around July 11.

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