The 2020 Pacific Northwest typhoon season has started. Vongfong is the first system named of the season and has already reached the tropical cyclone intensity. Vongfong generates gusts estimated at 100 kt near the eye according to the center of the cyclones of Tokyo. In recent hours, the typhoon tracked towards west northwestward at the speed of 6 kt.
The typhoon evolves in favorable environment to gain even more strength. Wind shear is weak, divergence is excellent with a powerful outflow. Moreover, Vongfong circulates over warm waters. The conditions are therefore favorable for further intensification, if interaction with the land does not hinder the typhoon too much.