Tropical Cyclone Noul expected to hit Philippines on Sunday morning

Emergencies, Media Releases article written on the 08 May 2015

Tropical Cyclone Noul is tracking to make landfall in the Philippines in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The storm is projected to be a Category 4 and have wind gusts of up to 200km/h by the time it hits Luzon – the largest and most populous Island in the Philippines and home to its capital, Manila. It is not however expected at this stage to become a super typhoon like Haiyan.

If the Cyclone hits Luzon as a Category 4 storm it is likely to affect more than 3 million people. The storm is then expected to track towards Taiwan and Japan.

Oxfam is monitoring the storm and depending on its impact will assess the need to respond.

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