Typhoon twins Danas and Fitow develop over the north-west Pacific

Typhoon twins Danas and Fitow over NW Pacific

6 October 2013 01:15 UTC

Typhoon twins Danas and Fitow develop over the north-west Pacific
Typhoon twins Danas and Fitow develop over the north-west Pacific

Typhoons Danas and Fitow seen by Metop-A on 6 October.

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18 July 2022

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06 October 2013

When the image was taken, Danas was over the Philippine Sea as a category-1 storm. By 7 October it was reported to have one-minute sustained winds of 212km/h (132mph), with gusts of 259km/h (161mph). It was the sixth named storm of the season.

Meanwhile, Fitow had reached category-2 strength and started to threaten the Chinese mainland. It later made landfall just south of Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province — the 23rd tropical storm to hit China this year.

The AVHRR image is overlaid with ASCAT winds.

 

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Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Typhoon Fitow hits eastern China after mass evacuation (BBC News)
Typhoon Danas approaching Okinawa 7 October, 00:55 UTC (Flickr).