Krathon and Pulasan listed into typhoon names replacing Mangkhut and Rumbia

20-08-2020Source:China Meteorological News Press

On August 17, two typhoon names, Krathon and Pulasan, provided by Thailand and Malasia were officially unveiled. They will take the place of two typhoon names Mangkhut and Rumbia declared retired on the occasion of the 51th Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the World Meteorological Organization Typhoon Committee.

The 22th typhoon Mangkhut in 2018 brought along rainstorm and howling winds of 330 km/h during the landfall, and gave rise to huge waves of 6 meters tall. 5 million residents in Luzon Island were affected and over 10 thousand people were evacuated to temporary shelters. The 18th typhoon Rumbia in 2018 was the third typhoon that made landfall in Shanghai. It stayed on the land for 3 days. When it moved northward, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shandong, and Liaoning provinces all witnessed record-breaking rainfall.

Reporter: Wang Liang

Editor: Liu Shuqiao