Philippines, Taiwan Tropical Cyclone DANAS (GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA, CMA, CWB, media)

Tropical Cyclone DANAS formed on 16 July over the western Philippine Sea, moving north of Luzon Island (Philippines), approaching Taiwan. On 17 July at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 160 km east of Baggao City (Cagayan Province, northeast Philippines) with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (equivalent to a tropical storm).

Over the next 36 hours, it is forecast to strengthen and continue moving north, passing east of Taiwan.

At least 2,000 people have been reportedly evacuated from the east coast of Taiwan and there are transport disruptions.

Moderate to heavy rainfall with strong winds is forecast for northern Luzon, Batans and Babuyan islands (Philippines) and the east coast of Taiwan over the next 24 hours.

Source: European Commission's DirectorateGeneral for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations