|Typhoon (JMA scale)|
|Category 5 (Saffir–Simpson scale)|
10-minute sustained: 220 km/h (140 mph) |
165 mph (270 km/h)
Gusts: 305 km/h (190 mph)
|Areas affected||South China, Luzon, Visayas, Southern Taiwan, Vietnam|
|Part of the Bluetiger0824’s 2100 Pacific Typhoon Season|
Typhoon Hato, known in the Phillipnes as Typhoon Butchoy, is an extremely powerful tropical cylone that existed from May 9 to 17, and perhaps the strongest May typhoon recorded, beating the record set by Typhoon Lola of 1986. It is also considered the worst and the strongest typhoon to hit Macau, Hong Kong and China on reliable record.