Typhoon Angela

Typhoon Angela (Rosing)
Typhoon (JMA scale)
Category 5 (Saffir–Simpson scale)
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Typhoon Angela at peak intensity nearing Philippines on November 1, 1995
FormedOctober 25, 1995
DissipatedNovember 7, 1995
Highest winds10-minute sustained: 215 km/h (130 mph)
1-minute sustained: 285 km/h (180 mph)
Lowest pressure910 hPa (mbar); 26.87 inHg
Fatalities936 direct
Damage$315 million (1995 USD)
Areas affectedMicronesia, Philippines, China, Vietnam
Part of the 1995 Pacific typhoon season

Typhoon Angela, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Rosing, was a catastrophic Category 5 typhoon with 180 mph (290 km/h) sustained winds.

Angela caused 9.33 billion Philippine pesos in catastrophic damage across the Philippines, resulting in 882 fatalities. It was the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 25 years.

Storm history

Map plotting the track and intensity of the storm, according to the Saffir–Simpson scale

The monsoon trough that developed also Yvette and Zack spawned another tropical depression on October 25 in conjunction with a tropical disturbance that originated in the Marshall Islands. It moved to the west, organizing very slowly to become a tropical storm on October 26.[1] Two days later Angela became a typhoon, and from the October 31 to November 1 Angela rapidly intensified to a 180 mph (290 km/h) super typhoon, while Japan Meteorological Agency reported that it had reached its peak wind speeds of 130 mph (210 km/h). It maintained that intensity as it moved westward, hitting the Philippines on November 2 as a slightly weaker 160 mph (260 km/h) typhoon.[2] Angela continued to the west-northwest, where upper level winds caused it to dissipate on November 7 over the Gulf of Tonkin.[3]

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