According to Philippines braces for flash floods as Typhoon Koinu hovers | The Star, the tropical storm Koinu, which on October 2nd (Monday) morning was downgraded to a typhoon, is bringing severe rains that might cause flash floods and landslides in the Philippines.
With maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gusts as high as 150 kph, the typhoon's core was located 675 kilometers (419.4 miles) east of Aparri in the northern Cagayan province, according to meteorological service Pagasa. At a speed of 10 km/h, it is heading northwest.
The southwest monsoon, which brings rain and thunderstorms to the main island of Luzon, is being strengthened by the typhoon.
On Thursday, when it is anticipated to make landfall over the southern portion of Taiwan, Koinu is projected to leave the Philippine territory, according to Pagasa.
On September 1, the Philippines froze its currency and fixed income markets after three cyclone-related monsoon rains forced the closure of government buildings, including the central bank.
The Philippines, according to Philippines braces for flash floods as Typhoon Koinu hovers | The Star, experience over 20 cyclones year, making it one of the worst-affected nations in the world.