Tropical Cyclone Mangkhut can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained win speed, exposed population and vulnerability. It will bring the threat for flooding rainfall and damaging winds from the Philippines and Taiwan to China into early next week.
Mangkhut reached super typhoon status 11SEP evening, local time, while churning in the Pacific Ocean.
Should Mangkhut remain on this track, northern Luzon and the Batanes and Babuyan Islands in the Philippines and southern Taiwan will see the greatest impacts.
Widespread wind damage and flooding is expected across these areas. Rainfall amounts of 150-250 mm (6-10 inches) are possible across northern Luzon and into southern Taiwan, which would lead to life-threatening flooding and mudslides.
Forecasters believes there is still a lot of uncertainty about Mangkhut’s path because it needed to first pass through the narrow Luzon Strait between Taiwan and the Philippines before hitting Hong Kong. Tracking system shows a 70 per cent chance the tropical cyclone will deviate from its predicted path over the next four days.
According to the latest update on 12SEP morning, the super typhoon is expected to be closest to the Hong Kong on 16SEP. if it maintains its present course. The typhoon will be about 240 km southeast of the city, with winds reaching some 220 km/h.
List of Major Airports on route of Mangkhut Super Typhoon:
Laoag International Airport RPLI
Hong Kong International Airport VHHH
Macau International Airport VMMC
Nanning Wuyu International Airport ZGNN
Emergency procedure for these airports are yet to be provided. For all private jet inbound / outbound these airports in the coming 5 days it is recommended to take extreme cautious with planning and take advise from local handlers.