The West Pacific Ocean
Nyatoh, a strong typhoon
Updated: December 2, 2021 8:34 PM EST
As of Thursday evening, EST, Typhoon Nyatoh is the equivalent of a marginal Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and is tracking to the northeast over the eastern Philippine Sea. A track to the northeast is forecast into the weekend with the storm maintaining intensity into Friday. Nyatoh will then quickly lose wind intensity Friday night and this weekend as dry, more stable air and higher shear interact with the storm. Nyatoh may bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Volcano Islands Friday into the weekend, local time; otherwise, the storm will remain over open water.
By AccuWeather Meteorologist Jim Andrews