Typhoon Haiyan now in the South China Sea

Wind speeds have lessened over the past 24 hours, but Typhoon Haiyan remains a Category 3 storm as it churns through the South China Sea as seen in this image from November 9. Current predictions have the storm proceeding northwest between the Chinese island of Hainan and Vietnam, potentially reaching landfall in northern Vietnam on Monday morning.

haiyan in South China Sea

Source: NASA Earth Observatory