Tropical Storm Vongfong

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The name Vongfong (simplified Chinese :黄蜂; traditional Chinese :黃蜂; Jyutping :wong4fung1) has been used to name four tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The name was contributed by Macao and literally means "Wasp".

Preceded by
Phanfone
Pacific typhoon season names
Vongfong
Succeeded by
Nuri

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Typhoon tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean

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Typhoon Vongfong (2020) 2020 typhoon

Typhoon Vongfong, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ambo, was a strong tropical cyclone that impacted the Philippines in May 2020. Beginning as a tropical depression on May 10 east of Mindanao, Vongfong was the first storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. It gradually organized as it took a slow northward course, strengthening into a tropical storm on May 12 and curving west thereafter. The next day, Vongfong entered a period of rapid intensification, becoming a typhoon and attaining 10-minute maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (100 mph). The storm made landfall at this intensity near San Policarpo, Eastern Samar, at 04:15 UTC on May 14. The system tracked across Visayas and Luzon, making a total of seven landfalls. Persistent land interaction weakened Vongfong, leading to its degeneration into a tropical depression over the Luzon Strait on May 17.