About 24 tropical cyclones (TC), tropical storm intensity or greater, are expected over the NW Pacific region in the 2023 Tropical Cyclone Season which is close to the long term (1970‐2022) average. About 17 systems are expected to reach typhoon strength which is slighlty above average. The overall intensity of the TCs should be above average (ACE 116% of normal).
In the South China Sea region, the number of TCs should be close to normal, around 9 in total with about 5 expected to reach typhoon strength.
There is a moderate risk (33%) of a TC affecting the Gulf of Thailand (Nov – Dec).
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