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Super Typhoon Intensifies in Pacific and Heads Toward Hong Kong

  • Wind speed continues to increase as it enters Philippines
  • Storm may weaken significantly by weekend: Weather Underground
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NOAA Release Satellite Footage Of Super Typhoon Mangkhut
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A super typhoon in the Pacific is gaining even more strength and is forecast to barrel through the Philippines and Taiwan this week before heading to Hong Kong and south China.

Mangkhut, classified by the Hong Kong Observatory as a super typhoon, is now forecast to pack maximum winds of 260 kilometers (162 miles) per hour by Friday before gradually weakening. That compares with a reading of 250 kilometers per hour earlier on Wednesday.