Jul 7, 2016

Monster Typhoon Nepartak Approaching Taiwan

Taiwan
by
Dan Satterfiield
,
AGU Blogosphere
Here (above) is a late image from Himawari that also shows the city lights. Taiwan is heavily populated, but most people live on the west side of the Island. The bigger threat will be flooding rains in these areas. Image: Himawari
Here (above) is a late image from Himawari that also shows the city lights. Taiwan is heavily populated, but most people live on the west side of the Island. The bigger threat will be flooding rains in these areas. Image: Himawari

The latest estimate of the central pressure is 905 millibars. This could support wind gusts of over 200 mph.

Wave heights near the storm are estimated at over 15 meters or near 48 feet