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Typhoon Dujuan Batters and Drenches Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan Batters and Drenches Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan formed in the western Pacific Ocean northwest of Guam on September 21, 2015. Dujuan intensified to a super typhoon with winds of 125 kts (144 mph) on September 27, 2015 as it approached Taiwan. The island of Taiwan experienced extreme rainfall and damaging winds with the passage of typhoon Dujuan. The typhoon also caused hundreds of injuries and at least three deaths in Taiwan. After pounding Taiwan the typhoon started weakening before hitting China. Dujuan dropped light to moderate rainfall over a large area of coastal China while dissipating. A preliminary analysis of Rainfall totals for the period from September 22-29, 2015 was generated using NASA's Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data. This analysis indicates that Taiwan's heaviest rainfall totals of over 275 mm (10.8 inches) were located along the coast south of where typhoon Dujuan made landfall.

IMERG rainfall accumulation from tropical storm Dujuan