Apart from Typhoon Haiyan, which has devastated the Philippines, it's been an average year for tropical cyclones, the UN weather agency said Wednesday in an annual climate report.
A powerful typhoon has lashed Japan, leaving at least seven people dead on a Pacific island south of Tokyo as it cut across the capital region and headed north.
Tens of thousands of people fled their homes as a powerful typhoon thundered into southern China on Wednesday after shutting down the bustling financial centre of Hong Kong and sinking a cargo ship.
A powerful typhoon has surged into southeast China, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from a coastal province after passing across northern Taiwan, killing at least two people.
Taiwan is alerting residents that an approaching typhoon is threatening to bring strong winds and heavy rains to the island.
Officials say the death toll in a powerful typhoon that lashed the southern Philippines has risen to at least 325 as rescuers search through mud and debris for another 379 people missing.