Typhoons usually move east to west across the country, heading north or west as they go. Storms most frequently make landfall on the islands of Eastern Visayas, Bicol region, and northern Luzon, whereas the southern island and region of Mindanao is largely free of typhoons.
What is the path of a typhoon?
A typhoon usually follows three different directions: straight, recurving and northward. A straight path is defined as a westward path; the storm will head toward the Philippines, the south of China, Taiwan and Vietnam. A storm that follows a recurving path will head towards the east of China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
What direction did typhoon Ulysses take as it crossed the Philippines?
Pagasa said it saw Ulysses 60 kilometers east-northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte, and was moving westward at a speed of 20 kph.
Why do we need to track the path of the typhoon?
Answer:An accurate track forecast is important, because if the track forecast is incorrect, forecasts for intensity, rainfall, storm surge, and tornado threat will also be incorrect.