(Weather Guru)
Fri Sep 29 2006 02:47 PM
Re: Cat 4 Typhoon Xangsane hits Philippines

Xangsane is currently gathering strength again over the South China Sea and is back to cat 4 (115 kts) after it weakened to a cat 2 (or just a tropical storm, depending on which meteorological service you believe). It is now moving almost due west and should reach the coast of Vietnam sometime late tomorrow. JTWC forecast takes the intensity up to 125 kts. but then weakens it a little to 120 kts. before landfall. The storm is expected to slow down considerably as it moves inland so flash flooding may be the biggest danger.

Don't really know how heavily populated that area is, but I hope they are prepared.

Note: This is NOT an official page. It is run by weather hobbyists and should not be used as a replacement for official sources. 
CFHC's main servers are currently located at Hostdime.com in Orlando, FL.
Image Server Network thanks to Mike Potts and Amazon Web Services. If you have static file hosting space that allows dns aliasing contact us to help out! Some Maps Provided by:
Great thanks to all who donated and everyone who uses the site as well. Site designed for 800x600+ resolution
When in doubt, take the word of the National Hurricane Center