Thursday, August 10, 2006

typhoon trio

its now typhoon signal no. 1 in hk now. i am going to take a break from fashion related stuff and blog about typhoons today. : ) there is currently a typhoon trio across the pacific ocean. typhoon bopha, typhoon maria and typhoon saomai (which is vietnamese for the planet 'venus'). i love these names! haha. it makes these typhoons feel so human-like. typhoon bopha which is nearest to hk, is weakening now (i was hoping for a signal no.8 to be hoisted then we don't have to go to work and have to stay indoors). bopha continues its way towards taiwan.
ah! kym is going to taiwan for work tonight. in taiwan now, they are worried about typhoon saomai which is a supertyphoon, category 5 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 256 kilometers per hour and gusts to 312 kilometers per hour. it might follow the path of bopha and could develop into a rare occurrence of a twin typhoon. the forecast said if their paths meet, there might be severe damage caused. mm.... scary. here's an aerial image taken by the NASA's aqua satellite. enjoy!


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