Want China Times
The gusts generated by Typhoon Soudelor in Taipei were the second strongest in
recorded history in Taiwan’s capital, the country’s 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 am, 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.
Typhoon Soudelor brought gusty winds and dumped torrential rains on Taiwan as it swept through the island, causing widespread damage. [FULL STORY]