TIME.CO, Jakarta – Typhoon Doksuri landed on the southeast coast Chinese and Taiwan on July 28, 2023. The storm previously affected parts of the Philippines and killed 39 people, according to the state meteorological agency.
Earlier, Typhoon Doksuri hit southern Taiwan on Thursday, July 27, 2023 after impacting the Philippines. The natural phenomenon of strong winds accompanied by rain storm it caused floods and landslides and killed at least six people.
What is Typhoon Doksuri?
Doksuri is a Category 2 tropical cyclone forming over the sea east of the Philippines, which will become a super typhoon as it glides towards the coast of southern China and has the potential to make landfall on Taiwan. The maximum wind speed near the Doksuri eye can reach a super speed of 58 meters per second or the equivalent of 209 kilometers per hour as it approaches the southern coast of Taiwan, according to the China Meteorological Administration.
The appearance of typhoon Doksuri was detected on July 19th. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has begun mapping a low pressure area in the Philippine Sea, east of Mindanao. The agency recorded its formation into a tropical depression (the weakest type of tropical cyclone) on July 20.
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) later issued a tropical cyclone warning on that day’s storms. The agency designated the cyclone as Invest 98W. The next day, the cyclone maintained its intensity and moved further northwest. On July 21, the cyclone upgraded to a tropical storm and was named Doksuri; he also recorded the storm’s formation and locally named it Egay.
Impact on humans
With winds of up to 209 kilometers per hour, Doksuri can uproot trees, knock down power lines and shatter windows. Meanwhile, the accompanying storm Doksuri can overwhelm cities and cause damage to infrastructure. The various damages that occur can claim victims as is currently happening in China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Superstorms will occur more frequently
Some scientists have warned that global warming will make storms wetter, windier and more violent than usual. Kerry Emanuel, a scientist who studies storms, is concerned about the impact of climate change that triggers these storms. He said water warming the Earth may make superstorms more common.
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