Tropical storm HAIMA becomes a super typhoon en route to Philippines and Hong Kong

What was tropical storm HAIMA is now a super typhoon with heavy rains and winds of up to 315 kilometers per hour (195 miles per hour) as it approaches northern Luzon in the Philippines. Mt. Pulag has been closed to hikers due to the expected severity of this storm.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers and hikers visiting the areas where this storm will make landfall should be extremely cautious. Travellers should consult local weather and emergency reports where available.