Super Typhoon Hagupit
Super Typhoon Hagupit is forecast to track towards the Philippines over the weekend of 6-7 December 2014.
Warnings are being issued by PAGASA in the Philippines, where the local name of the storm is Ruby.
The storm can be seen in this composite image of infrared data over NASA's Blue Marble. The data acquired was at 09:00 (UTC) on 4 December.
Hagupit can be seen on its approach toward the Philippines in this image. It is expected to make landfall as a Category Four storm, bringing powerful winds and high storm surges.
Thousands of residents in the area are evacuating in advance, remembering well the impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the nation in November 2013. It was the most devastating storm the Philippines had ever experienced, and the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history.
Typhoon Hagupit is not as powerful as Haiyan was, but is still expected to be the most powerful storm of 2014, and should it pass over the Philippines will likely cause damage and heavy rain.
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Credit: EUMETSAT 2014, with additional text by the eoPortal team