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Typhoon Dujuan forecast to strike Taiwan as strong Cat. 3 storm

Typhoon Dujuan is currently a strong category 4 storm which is on the verge of achieving super typhoon status and is forecast to make a direct hit on Taiwan late Monday local-time as a strong category 3 storm.Currently packing sustained winds of 145mph (just short of super typhoon status), with read the full article →

Typhoon Soudelor forecast to make direct hit on Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor, once a super typhoon but now slightly weakened as it passes over cooler waters, is forecast to reintensify, perhaps to Category 4 status, before making a direct hit on Taiwan with damaging winds, waves and torrential rainfall expected.Typhoon Soudelor is currently traveling directly towards Taiwan and is forecast read the full article →

Dangerous super typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) nears the Philippines

Super typhoon Hagupit, or typhoon Ruby as the storm is known in the Philippines, is bearing down on the Philippines with wind gusts estimated as high as over 200mph and a path that looks ever more likely to take it directly over the country.Latest position of super typhoon Hagupit (Ruby):Latest read the full article →

EQECAT puts Typhoon Guchol insured losses under $500m. Catastrophe bond losses unlikely

Risk modeling firm EQECAT has published a report on typhoon Guchol which made landfall in Japan on the 19th June. Guchol was the fourth named storm of the Pacific typhoon season and the first to officially reach super typhoon status. Maximum wind speeds from typhoon Guchol reached as much as read the full article →

Super Typhoon Megi the most powerful cyclone of 2010

Super typhoon Megi has now passed over the main Philippine island of Luzon and is heading into the South China Sea where it is expected to regain some of its strength before heading for China's southern coastline. Megi made landfall as a category 5 super typhoon with winds in excess read the full article →