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Pop-up Typhoon in SW Taiwan (Weather)

by dulan drift, Thursday, August 23, 2018, 13:52 (83 days ago)

It's not listed as a typhoon but I can report that it definitely is one - just formed off the south west coast of Taiwan - affecting Pingtung, Kaohsiung, and Tainan - which is where I am.

Shaping up as a major 'zao gao' situation as no day off was called but conditions are quite intense

Big rain, big wind - it's good to enjoy a typhoon from the safety of a concrete hotel though not ideal for sightseeing

80-90 mil per hour in Kaohsiung over the last several hours


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Pop-up Typhoon in SW Taiwan

by dan @, Thursday, August 23, 2018, 15:42 (83 days ago) @ dulan drift

Yep, that area gets that sort of 'surprise' storm quite often.

Pop-up Typhoon in SW Taiwan

by dulan drift, Thursday, August 23, 2018, 20:32 (82 days ago) @ dan

450 mil for Kaohsiung which is nothing to be sneezed at

Seems to be moving up the northwest coast - windy has it circulating around the whole island - which should help sustain it

https://www.windy.com/?23.097,120.287,8

Pop-up Typhoon in SW Taiwan

by dan @, Friday, August 24, 2018, 08:58 (82 days ago) @ dulan drift

That windy.com site is cool. I hadn't seen it before.

The storm made the news: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/08/24/2003699083

Pop-up Typhoon in SW Taiwan

by dulan drift, Friday, August 24, 2018, 12:00 (82 days ago) @ dan

Yeah, it’s made my ‘news’ as well - my train out of Tainan has been cancelled

Many places in Tainan well over 700 mil in last two days - pushing 800 in several areas

Pop-up Typhoon in SW Taiwan

by dulan drift, Monday, August 27, 2018, 23:13 (78 days ago) @ dulan drift

Taipei Times reporting seven people died from floods caused by the TD as well as widespread devastation and agricultural losses - and now the threat of disease


http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/08/27/2003699276


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