Typhoon Nanmadol is forecast to cross the Philippine Sea towards Japan later this week, bringing heavy winds and rain.
The terms hurricane, hurricane, and cyclone all refer to tropical cyclones; term applied to a certain storm depends on where it originates. Typhoons develop in the Pacific Northwest and often affect Asia. Hurricanes form in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
In the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane is defined as a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 111 mph or higher and is classified as a Category 3, 4, or 5 hurricane. But in the Asia Pacific region, there is variation in hurricane classification for each country.