Typhoon Bopha, the 15th of the season, was forming Wednesday morning in the Western Pacific, while Typhoon Wukong, the 16th, was developing over the South China Sea, the Meteorological Agency said.
Typhoon Bopha, meaning flower in Cambodian, was located about 120 km north-northwest of Okinotori Island, Japan’s southernmost island, the agency said. Typhoon Wukong was located off the southern coast of China, the agency said. Its name is taken from Sun Wukong, a character in the Chinese story “Hsi Yu Chi” (“Journey to the West”).
Bopha, which had an atmospheric pressure of 992 hectopascals and a maximum wind speed of 64.8 kph near its center, was moving north-northeastward at 25 kph.
Wukong also had an atmospheric pressure of 992 hectopascals and a maximum wind speed of 64.8 kph close to its center and was moving northward at 20 kph, according to the agency.
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