the philippines struck by a category 5 hurricane (super typhoon). it is regarded one of the strongest hurricanes to make landfall based on dvorak analysis. (T number=8.0)
one of the stations at guinam recorded wind speeds up to 100 mile per hour prior to landfall, and a surface pressure at 970hPa, before the instruments broke down.
typhoon haiyan (31W) at peak strength. average temperature of cloud tops near eye wall reached -85 degrees celsius.
it is heading towards vietnam.