Super Typhoon Bolaven

Super Typhoon Bolaven

Bolaven was a very strong super typhoon in the western Pacific Ocean.

The storm brough torrential rain, strong winds, as well as sea swells and dangerous surf to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands as it passed by.

Bolaven rapidly intensified, with winds increasing in speed by 94 mph in a 24 hour period.

Bolaven reached max sustained wind speeds of 155 knots, which would would put it well above the threshold for a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It also achieved wind gusts up to 190 knots.

Bolaven was 2023’s second strongest storm.

For more information, visit the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

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Contributions by: CIRA Staff

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Bolaven's Eye as Seen by NOAA-21

Description:

Bolaven’s impressive eye from yesterday can be seen here in two magnifications from NOAA-21’s VIIRS instrument.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Typhoons

Satellite: NOAA-21

Product: Visible (I1)

Instrument: VIIRS

Bolaven Begins to Weaken

Description:

Typhoon Bolaven weakens in the western Pacific Ocean. The storm is expected to become extratropical in the coming days.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Typhoons

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Bolaven's Clear, Powerful Eye Churns in the Western Pacific

Description:

Super Typhoon Bolaven’s clear, powerful eye continues to churn in the Western Pacific.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Typhoons

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Visible (band 3)

Super Typhoon Bolaven Continues to Churn

Description:

Super Typhoon Bolaven continues to churn in the western Pacific Ocean with a very organized eye.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Typhoons

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

High Resolution View of Super Typhoon Bolaven's Impressive Eye

Description:

A high resolution view of Super Typhoon Bolaven’s impressive eye.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Typhoons

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Visible (band 3)

Bolaven Strengthens to a Super Typhoon

Description:

After passing through the Mariana Islands, Bolaven quickly strengthened into a super typhoon with maximum winds around 180mph. The storm is expected to stay over open waters in the Philippine Sea.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Typhoons

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Bolaven impacts Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

Description:

Bolaven passes through these US territories bringing heavy rain, damaging winds, and dangerous sea conditions.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Typhoons

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Infrared (band 13)