|Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS|
Typhoon Atsani shortly after attaining peak intensity.
|Accumulated Cyclone Energy||28.6 units|
|Highest winds||160 mph |
|Lowest pressure||915 mbar|
|Damages||$14 million USD|
|Areas affected||Luzon, Taiwan|
|Part of the|
2019 Pacific typhoon season
Typhoon Atsani (Perla) was a late-season super typhoon that affected Luzon and Taiwan. Typhoon Atsani was the last super typhoon of the year, and was, at that time, the last storm worldwide that achieved Category 5 status. Atsani also capsized a ferry off the coast of Batanes, killing 67 people on board.
JTWC traced Atsani's origins to a low pressure area 1900 kilometres east of Mindanao. A through to the north hindered it from developing. After a two days, the low pressure area strengthened into a Tropical Depression. Though highly - sheared, the Depression soon strengthened into a Tropical Storm, earning the name Atsani. Atsani, still highly sheared, tracked gradually through Micronesia, bringing tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain. Atsani entered an area with high shear and heavy dry air. Atsani got downgraded to a tropical depression once again. Atsani tracked as a depression for one day before strengthening back to a tropical storm.