Chanthu. It’s the funny little name that was given to it. And Chanthu is a “Large-scale vortex atmospheric disturbance due to a significant drop in». a , so. But no, not quite. Because there is a subtlety. When such grows in the Pacific Northwest, researchers speak of a typhoon instead.
Per ATCF/JTWC, #Chanthu has a strength of 125kts and a pressure of 937mb. This would represent an increase of 40kts in 6 hours, 60kts in 12 hours and 75kts in 24 hours. per ATCF. Just absurd intensification rates are being exhibited by the storm. pic.twitter.com/E6o3CL4gur
– Kaylan Patel (@WxPatel) September 7, 2021
Chanthu, therefore, it is a. As it appears regularly in the region. Another of them, Conson, has just hit the Philippines. Causing power cuts. But so far no other major damage. But Chanthu has this in particular that he is in the blink of an eye . Or almost. In less than 12 hours, he went to category 4.
Super Typhoon #Chanthu (name origin: Cambodia; meaning: a type of flower) rapidly intensified overnight in the Western Pacific, currently a 125 kt /929 hPa Cat.4 storm per JTWC with a tiny pinhole eye. pic.twitter.com/R45TZh0CYN
— Minghao Zhou (@Minghao_Zhou) September 8, 2021
Chanthu could evolve further to earn Category 5 super typhoon status before touching downon the side of Taiwan and September 12th and 13th. The estimate that the typhoon could blow over its countries at more than 200 km / h with gusts that could considerably exceed this figure.
It is expected to reach more than 200 km/h of wind intensity…
— Matthew Cuyugan (@MatthewCuyugan) September 8, 2021