For the second time in a month, the Philippines are in the sight of a typhoon. Typhoon Phanfone is forecast to gradually strengthen as it churns westward toward the central Philippines, where it could pose a typhoon threat over the Christmas holiday. Phanfone is locally known as Ursula in the Philippines. Weather Wunderground Typhoon Phanfone will be the 21st tropical storm to enter the Philippines this year.
The death toll from the monster Typhoon Kammuri that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital Manila earlier this month rose to 10. Winds gusted up to 200 kph (124 mph) damaged homes and structures and left 350,000 people in evacuation centres. The monster storm, barreled through the central islands south of the capital.