Typhoon Soudelor generates near record gusts in Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/08
By: Chen Wei-ting, Huang Li-yun and Elaine Hou

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) The gusts generated by Typhoon Soudelor in Taipei were the 201508080026t00011second strongest in recorded history in Taiwan’s capital, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday.

The Taipei weather station registered level 13 winds on the Beaufort Scale, representing wind speeds of 133 to 149 kilometers per hour, at 5:25 a.m., the bureau said.

That was second only to level 14 winds (representing wind speeds of 150 kph to 166 kph) recorded at the Taipei station in 1996, when Typhoon Herb pounded Taiwan, it said.     [FULL  STORY]

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