The strongest storm of the year 2020 and ever. Supertyphoon Goni, Category 5 hit Philippines on Sunday and has left havoc and devastation /https://mkweather.com/2020/10/30/typhoon-goni-exploded-into-2020s-strongest-storm-on-earth-category-5-305-km-h-winds-hits-philippines-and-vietnam//.
Thanks to prompt evacuations and widespread warnings (almost 0,5 million evacuated), current death tool has reached 10 fatalities.
Very bad are however damages on property and ecosystems – extreme storm with sustained 1-minnute winds up to 315 km/h (196 mph) has demolished everything, what was standing on its way above northern and central Philippines.
Pressure in the center of the system has reached only 905 hPa and Goni became one from the strongest typhoons in all-time history.
With the mentioned 1-minute sustained winds at landfall it was the highest of any landfalling tropical cyclone worldwide ever and tied with the peak wind speeds of Typhoon Haiyan (November 2013) and Typhoon Meranti (September 2016) as the highest reliably estimated in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Chosen videos capture extreme wind gusts of the systems and caused damages above land in Philippines on Sunday, 1. November 2020. It has been chosen the most powerful videos from Youtube, but it is possible, that new extreme videos will be added during the next hours and days.
Goni continues on its way towards Vietnam, which is bothered by the worst floods in history last month /https://mkweather.com/2020/10/25/minimally-269-killed-on-10-tropical-waves-in-vietnam-india-philippines-and-cambodia-next-tropical-threats-are-expected//. For 27 days, 11 tropical depression, tropical storms, typhoons and supertyphoons hit Vietnam, with death tool climbing to 300.
After Goni, supertyphoon Atsani threats Philippines, Vietnam, China and Taiwan in November 2020, current outputs of forecasting tools below shows, that track of Atsani will be more northward than Goni, which hits southern and south-central parts of Vietnam.