Tropical Storm “Pakhar,” known in the Philippines as Jolina, made landfall in Aurora province on Friday, August 25, 2017. The storm is dumping moderate to heavy rainfall within 300 km (186 miles) from the center. After passing over the Philippines, Pakhar is expected to strengthen and make landfall in China’s Guangdong Province, just south of Hong Kong

and Macau, around 18:00 UTC on August 27. This is the same region devastated by Typhoon “Hato” just a few days ago. At 21:00 UTC on August 25, the center of Tropical Storm “Pakhar” (Jolina) was located somewhere in the vicinity of Aguinaldo, Ifugao, approximately 235 km (146 miles) north of Manila, Philippines and has tracked northwestward at 20 km/h (13 mph) over the past 6 hours. According to PAGASA, Pakhar has maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (46 mph) near the center and gusts up to 120 km/h (74 mph). READ MORE