China Meteorological Administration: Five characteristics of typhoons since flood season this year

China Meteorological Administration: Five characteristics of typhoons since flood season this year

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28 August 2012
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The number of typhoons landing in China in August has exceeded historical extremes so far. Qian Chuanhai, Director of the typhoon and ocean forecast center of CMA, said since the flood season this year, the number of typhoons landing in China is more than normal years. The landing phase is more concentrated and has affected a wider range of areas. Compared to the same period in history, it breaks a number of records.

Firstly, typhoons occurred in higher latitude with a larger number compared with normal years. Currently, the northwest Pacific and the South China Sea have seen 15 typhoons (including tropical storms and higher intensity) and this number is larger than average level (12.8). Typhoons landing on China's northern coast are obviously more than the normal.

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