Megi has formed in the western Pacific Ocean.
A recent flurry of typhoons in the western Pacific has been very unnerving for residents of Taiwan and the northern Philippines, and it looks like yet another threat is looming.
A tropical disturbance in the western Pacific developed into a tropical depression. This system will be steered in the general direction of Taiwan and the northern Philippines by early next week.
According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, a disorganized area of thunderstorms is located in the western Pacific, about 270 miles west-northeast of the island of Guam.
There is an area of low pressure at the surface associated with these thunderstorms.
Computer model guidance suggests it will be steered to the west-northwest and then the northwest around the southern periphery of a subtropical ridge.
That track should take it in the general direction of Taiwan or the northern Philippines by early next week.
Source and image: The Weather Channel