A man stands on his damaged house after Typhoon Rai hit Surigao City, southern Philippines. Photo: AP
A man stands on his damaged house after Typhoon Rai hit Surigao City, southern Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippine forecasters say Typhoon Rai ‘exceeded all predictions’ as it rapidly intensified

  • The super typhoon which hit the Philippines, leaving nearly 400 dead, was initially expected to cause only ‘considerable damage’
  • As with Hurricane Ida, warm ocean water and differing wind speeds near the eye of the storm acted as fuel to whip it up into a more severe event

Topic |   The Philippines
A man stands on his damaged house after Typhoon Rai hit Surigao City, southern Philippines. Photo: AP
A man stands on his damaged house after Typhoon Rai hit Surigao City, southern Philippines. Photo: AP
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