The Hong Kong Observatory has now downgraded Soudelor from a super typhoon to a “severe typhoon”. The storm’s wind speeds continue to drop, but HKO warned it could pick up again as it approaches
On Tuesday Soudelor had developed into the world’s most powerful storm of the year, but then began to lose power.
The observatory announced the severe typhoon rating last night and forecast it would remain this way all today.
But forecasters said the storm was expected to grow into a super typhoon again tomorrow before it hits
According to the HKO, typhoon Soudelor is the equal seventh-strongest storm to affect the region in the past six years.
On its approach to Taiwan Soudelor will brush past the