Halong Now a Typhoon; No Direct Threat Expected

Halong Now a Typhoon; No Direct Threat Expected

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office continue to monitor what is now Typhoon Halong.

As of 7 a.m., Halong was located 17.0 degrees north latitude and 153.3 degrees east longitude, about 520 miles east-northeast of Saipan and 615 miles east-northeast of Guam. The system is moving northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. It is forecast to intensify through Wednesday, though will remain to the east of the Marianas.

No direct impacts are expected for the Marianas from this typhoon. There are no watches or warnings in effect for Guam or the Marianas at this time.

Looking ahead, NWS advised a monsoon trough could be found to the south of the Marianas with the possibility of another circulation to form in the trough by Wednesday. There is still uncertainty regarding the second circulation’s development. The community is reminded to stay up to date with the latest information in the coming days.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in coordination with NWS, will continue to monitor all systems in the region and provide updates. 
Stay up to date with the latest information from the following sources:

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov


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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month