The typhoon Bavi 2020 was a major category 3 typhoon in the Pacific Ocean near the coast of South Korea. There is a big probability that it will become an even bigger typhoon in the next days. It is also called typhoon Igme 2020.
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The typhoon Bavi 2020 was a major category 3 typhoon in the Pacific Ocean around 210 km (130 miles) west-southwest of Jeju Island, South Korea.
Other names of the typhoon Bavi 2020 you may see on the Internet are typhoon Igme 2020, tropical cyclone Bavi 2020, subtropical depression Bavi 2020, tropical storm Bavi 2020, named storm Bavi 2020, Pacific storm Bavi 2020, and others.
The typhoon Bavi 2020 was formed on Saturday, August 22, 2020, a couple of hundred miles northeast of the Philippine archipelago. The typhoon with such a name was in the 2020 Pacific Typhoon Season Outlook published in June by one of the main meteorological agencies in the region — the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), with the prediction of 10—17 tropical cyclones in 2020.
Tropical storm Bavi 2020 is a major 3 category typhoon on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS). This is the scale for determining the power of a hurricane, and the main destructive force of a hurricane is the wind. The scale consists of five categories: the first one indicates minimal damage, and the fifth one is catastrophic.
Satellite image of the typhoon Bavi 2020
The type and category of typhoon Bavi 2020 come from its speed. On the date of the publication of this post, the speed of the typhoon Bavi is from 85 knots or 155 km/h (100 mph) to 95 knots or 175 km/h (110 mph), gusting to 120 knots (220 km/h, 140 mph). But the typhoons also bring heavy rains and thunderstorms.
Typhoons of the fifth category are quite rare. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of the main scientific agencies and meteorological services in North America, since 1924, only 35 hurricanes have reached such power levels. This is around 4% of all Atlantic hurricanes.
The typhoons also cause an increase in atmospheric pressure. The estimated minimum central pressure of typhoon Bavi 2020 is 950 hPa. And the normal atmospheric pressure is 1013.25 millibars or about 14.7 pounds per square inch.
Now typhoon Bavi 2020 is affecting Seul and other cities of South Korea, Philippines, Ryukyu Islands (Japan), Taiwan. The danger of typhoons is that they affect not only coastal cities, but also the continent — up to tens of km (miles).
The typhoon Bavi 2020 path is going northward at 10 knots (19 km/h, 12 mph). Еvery day typhoon is moving for tens of km/miles, “taking” several new areas of the Pacific Ocean and mainland Asia. It will reach China in the next two days.
Projected path of the typhoon Bavi 2020
In general, the calculated damage from the typhoons reaches tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.
It is considered that typhoon Bavi 2020 will leave the territory of South Korea on Thursday, August, 27th, 2020, with possible total activity: 6—10 days.
The entire Pacific Typhoon Season is all year round. Therefore, the word "season" is used here as a common but not entirely accurate term. But most typhoons occur at the same time of year, as in the Atlantic Hurricane Season, from July to November. The peak is in late August — early September. The fewest typhoons occur in February and the first half of March.
Important: if you live in the area affected by typhoon Bavi 2020, follow all precautions recommended by your local police, fire department, medical services, and other official government organizations to minimize the impact of typhoon Bavi. Contact the appropriate services if you experience difficulties.
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