Typhoon Goni

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Typhoon Goni (Rolly)
Typhoon (JMA scale)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Typhoon Goni (Rolly) batters the Bicol region on October 31, 2020
FormedOctober 26, 2020
DissipatedNovember 6, 2020
Highest winds10-minute sustained: 220 km/h (140 mph)
1-minute sustained: 315 km/h (195 mph)
Lowest pressure905 hPa (mbar); 26.72 inHg
Fatalities32 deaths
DamageAtleast 415
Areas affectedPhilippines, Vietnam, Cambodia
Part of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season

Typhoon Goni, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Rolly, is a weak tropical cyclone that made landfall as an extremely powerful Category 5–super typhoon on Catanduanes Island in the Philippines and became the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record.

The 19th named storm, ninth typhoon, and second super typhoon of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season, Goni started as a tropical depression southwest of Guam on October 26. It was then named as Tropical Storm Goni on October 27.

Goni maintained Category 5 strength for over a day, before making landfall on Catanduanes as an extremely powerful typhoon, with 10-minute sustained winds of 220 km/h (140 mph),[1] 1-minute sustained winds of 315 km/h (195 mph), and a minimum central pressure of 905 hPa (mbar; 26.72 inHg).

It is the strongest tropical cyclone observed worldwide thus far in 2020 and one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Typhoon 202019 (GONI) – Detailed Wind Information (Japan Meteorological Agency Best Track Data)". Digital Typhoon. National Institute of Informatics. Archived from the original on November 1, 2020.
  2. Samenow, Jason. "Super Typhoon Goni explodes into 2020s strongest storm on Earth, moves toward Philippines". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 31, 2020.