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Typhoon SOULIK Covers 1 Million Sq Km

Posted by feww on July 12, 2013

Rain Monster SOULIK continues to grow

Dangerous Typhoon SOULIK has grown to about 1 million km² covering an area 27 times the size of  Taiwan.

Typhoon Stats as of 00:32UTC on July 12, 2013

  • Approximate position: 22.8ºN, 125.7ºE
  • Movement: 280 degrees @ 12 NMPH  (~22 km/h)
  • Max. Sustained Winds: 100  NMPH (185 km/h)
  • Max. Wind Gusts: 125 NMPH (232 km/h)

As of 02:30UTC Friday, SOULIK was 420 km east of Yilan county on the NE coast of Taiwan.

The typhoon could make landfall in Yilan or Hualien counties on the country’s NE coast about 20:00UTC Friday, according to several models.

SOULIK 12 jul 2013 - 01-32utc SW-IR
Typhoon  SOULIK.  MTSAT – Floater SW/IR Sat Image – NOAA/SSD – FIRE-EARTH Enhancement – Jul 12, 2013 @ 01:32UTC

Soulik 12 jul 2013
Typhoon SOULIK projected path superimposed on a sea surface temperature map. Image credit: CIMSS

High Probability of Landslides

Taiwan authorities have warned about potential disaster in the areas most prone to landslides.

“The central region of Taiwan has experienced two earthquakes with magnitude six or above on 27 March and 2 June, loose soil after seismic activities are potential disaster areas under heavy rainfall,” they warned in a statement.

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One Response to “Typhoon SOULIK Covers 1 Million Sq Km”

  1. Bill T said

    The Cabal News Network weatherman repeated your earlier Taipei typhoon forecast verbatim.

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