Super Typhoon Karding: Noru gets stronger as it heads towards the Philippines

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Super Typhoon Karding: Noru gets stronger as it heads towards the Philippines
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Super Typhoon Noru, known locally as Super Typhoon Karding, is approaching the northern Philippines and is expected to make landfall Sunday afternoon local time.

The storm rapidly intensified in the early hours of Sunday, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, going from a 140 km/h (85 mph) typhoon to a 250 km/h (155 mph) super typhoon in just six hours.

The JTWC forecast sees further strengthening in the hours before landfall and the storm is expected to be the equivalent of a Category 5 typhoon by the time it hits Luzon.

The super typhoon is expected to bring large waves and storm surges, torrential rains and winds of over 200 km/h to Luzon over the next 24 hours.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has issued a level four warning signal for the Polillo Islands in anticipation of significant damage.

Tier two and three warnings are in place for much of Luzon, including Metro Manila.

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