24.05.11.Tropichesky storm «Songda» (second this season in the western Pacific) has the potential to become the first typhoon of the season. Storm was born in the Philippine Sea two days ago and is moving in the direction of the Philippine Islands.
Ongoing monitoring of the Japanese typhoon center classifies it as a strong tropical storm. The next stage of evolution — the stage of Typhoon — «Songda» can achieve in the next few hours. Gave the name of a typhoon tributary of the Red River, the largest in North Vietnam, which originates in China, has a strong current, a lot of rapids and has a large electrical potential.
GISMETEO, Weather Underground