Typhoons Danas and Fitow seen by Metop-A on 6 October.
15 March 2021
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 212 km/h (132 mph), with gusts of 259 km/h (161 mph). 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.
Joint Typhoon Warning Center
Typhoon Fitow hits eastern China after mass evacuation (BBC News)
Typhoon Danas approaching Okinawa 7 October, 00:55 UTC (Flickr).
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