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Typhoon season: more generated with sufficient rainfall and going northward

28-08-2018Source:China Meteorological News Press

It is informed that typhoons making landfall in China are high in number, with rather northern landfall locations. After landing, typhoons incline to move northward with a wide-ranging impact, weak intensity, intensive rainfall in this typhoon season.

According to the monthly press conference of China Meteorologica Administration (CMA), the number of typhoon generation and landfall are rather high this year. By August 26, 20 typhoons have been generated in Northwest Pacific and South China Sea, 6.7 more than the number in normal years. 8 typhoons made landfall in China, 3.8 more than that in normal years.

On August 18, Wuxi, Jiangsu province was exposed to gale and rainstorm affected by typhoon Rumbia. Reported by Huan Yueliang

The landing locations of typhoons this year are rather northern. Typhoons making landfall in Shanghai are abnormally numerous. In normal years, the number of typhoons making landfall in coastal regions from Zhejiang to Shanghai is on average one while 4 typhoons made landfall, ranking the first since 1949. Among them, 3 (Ampil, Jongdari and Rumbia) typhoons successively made landfall in Shanghai. After these three typhoons were weakened into tropical depressions or remaining circulations, they all brought along large scale windy and rainy weather process.

This number accounts for the half of the total number of typhoons making landfall in Shanghai from 1949 to 2017.

Qinhuangdao, Hebei province was affected by the cold air and typhoon Yagi from August 13 to 14. Reported by Wu Lixia

This year’s typhoons making landfall in China are not very powerful but have incurred heavy rainfall.

Some typhoons also exert impacts at the same time. They contain one another and make typhoons swirl around offshore areas or result in complex movement tracks.

Experts warn that related departments should keep tabs on rainstorm and gale exerted by typhoons in coming September. (Aug. 28)

Author: Jia Jingxi, Liu Ruoxin

Editor: Liu Shuqiao