Super typhoon Halong brewing above Pacific Ocean

A super Typhoon called Halong is raging above the waters of the western tropical Pacific, with satellite imagery estimating its winds are tearing at speeds close to 305km/h.

The typhoon is one of the strongest storm observed since satellite coverage began in the 1970s, reports the Weather Network.

Waves near its centre will reach up to 12 metres high. 

Luckily, the super storm is not forecast to hit land and will begin to weaken over the next three days, according to the Weather Network. 

To judge the strength of storms like Halong, forecasters use satellite data. The data uses a process called the Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT) which takes visible and infrared satellite images and compares them with cloud patterns already on record. 

ADT offers a "best guess" at what a storm's strength will be. 

Using this process, forecasters have placed Halong at a score of 7.9 reports the Weather Network. 

Hurricane Dorian, which decimated the Bahamas in August, maxed out at 6.4.

Halong is the seventh super typhoon to form in the west Pacific this year, reports The Weather Network.

While the storm will not touch land, it's expected to impact weather conditions across Canada, bringing cold weather and snow.