[talk-ph] Typhoon Wind Speeds

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 11:02:40 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the Northern Hemisphere, Typhoons rotate in a Counter Clockwise
> Direction, so the actual wind on the ground has to be factored with the
> speed of travel of the typhoon itself. The faster the speed over ground of
> the typhoon, the more wind that will be added or subtracted over the ground
> depending on what position within the circulation a specific point is.

This is why the northeast quadrant of typhoons (which typically move
northwest) in the Philippines are considered the "strong side". For example
check out this news article containing a quote from NASA:


"US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned that
> Manila may receive a lashing from super typhoon Yolanda's strongest side,
> its northeastern quadrant."
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