Typhoon Molave, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Quinta, was a powerful typhoon that impacted the Philippines and later Vietnam in October 2020, becoming the strongest to strike Vietnam since Typhoon Damrey in 2017.
|Typhoon (JMA scale)|
|Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)|
|Formed||October 23, 2020|
|Dissipated||October 26, 2020|
|Highest winds||10-minute sustained: 155 km/h (100 mph) |
1-minute sustained: 205 km/h (125 mph)
|Lowest pressure||950 hPa (mbar); 28.05 inHg|
|Fatalities||61 deaths, 56 missing|
|Damage||$117.9 milyon (2020 USD)|
|Areas affected||Philippines, Spratly Islands, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia at Thailand|
|Part of the 2020 Pacific typhoon seasons|
At 15:00 UTC the next day, the depression was upgraded into Tropical Storm Molave as it moved northwestward. Molave soon became a typhoon on October 25 as it turned west, shortly before making landfall on the San Miguel Island in Albay, with another in Malinao, San Andres, Torrijos and Pola.
After striking the Philippines, Molave entered the South China Sea and began to become more violent. Molave strengthened into a powerful Category 3 typhoon later that day, before weakening again as it approached Vietnam. The typhoon struck Vietnam on October 28, before rapidly weakening as it headed further into Indochina.
- "Tropical Cyclone Information". Japan Meteorological Agency. October 24, 2020. Archived from the original on October 25, 2020. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
- Miwil, Olivia (October 28, 2020). "Saudel and Molave pose danger to Sabah maritime community". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on October 28, 2020. Retrieved October 29, 2020.