Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

08 November 2013 04:00 UTC

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines
Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

The equivalent of a category-5 hurricane Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest typhoon ever recorded, struck the Philippines causing major loss of life, flooding and extensive damage to buildings.

Last Updated

30 October 2020

Published on

08 November 2013

The Meteosat-7 Enhanced Infrared animation shows the path of Typhoon Haiyan as it tore its way through the Philippines. After following the coast of Vietnam the storm started to break up over Southern China.

Figure 1: Meteosat-7 Enhanced Infrared, 5 November 23:30 UTC–11 November 11:00 UTC

The full resolution image shows the typhoon on 8 November 04:00 UTC, as the centre was half way across the Philippines.

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines
Figure 2: Meteosat-7 Enhanced Infrared, 8 November 04:00 UTC

 

 

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines
Figure 3: Metop-A AVHRR Natural Colour RGB, 7 November 01:05 UTC


View on our flickr channel as Typhoon Haiyan approached the Philippines

 


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