Super Typhoon Chanthu regains Category 5 intensity

September 11th, 2021 |

JMA Himawari-8 Infrared Window (10.4 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

2.5-minute rapid scan JMA Himawari-8 Infrared Window (10.4 µm) images (above) displayed Typhoon Chanthu as it regained Category 5 intensity for a period of over 24 hours (track) as it moved north-northwestward between the Philippines and Taiwan during 10-11 September 2021. 

A VIIRS Infrared Window (11.45 µm) image from NOAA-20 as viewed using RealEarth (below) showed Chanthu around 17 UTC on 10 September.

VIIRS Infrared Window (11.45 µm) image from NOAA-20 [click to enlarge]