Super Typhoon Tip

Super Typhoon Tip was a monster, even for a typhoon. It broke several records: it had a diameter of 2,220 kilometres (1,380 miles) – nearly twice that of the previous record holder. It had sustained winds of 260 kilometres (160 miles) per hour and also set the world record for intensity with a staggering pressure low of 870 millibars. Typhoon Tip originated south of Micronesia though it remained a tropical storm until it made a sudden westerly diversion from Guam, where it intensified considerably and hit its peak nearly 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from land.