Typhoon Lekima (2019)

  • typhoon lekima (hanna)
    typhoon (jma scale)
    category 4 super typhoon (sshws)
    lekima 2019-08-08 0232z.jpg
    typhoon lekima at peak intensity above ryukyu islands on august 8
    formedaugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)
    dissipatedaugust 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
    (extratropical after august 14)
    highest winds10-minute sustained: 195 km/h (120 mph)
    1-minute sustained: 240 km/h (150 mph)
    lowest pressure925 hpa (mbar); 27.32 inhg
    fatalities90 total
    damage$9.28 billion (2019 usd)
    areas affectedcaroline islands, east china, philippines, ryukyu islands, taiwan, malaysia
    part of the 2019 pacific typhoon season

    typhoon lekima, known in the philippines as typhoon hanna, was the second costliest typhoon in chinese history behind typhoon fitow of 2013.[1] the ninth named storm of the 2019 pacific typhoon season, lekima originated from a tropical depression that formed east of the philippines on july 30. it gradually organized, became a tropical storm, and was named on august 4. lekima intensified under favourable environmental conditions and peaked as a category 4–equivalent super typhoon. however, an eyewall replacement cycle caused the typhoon to weaken before it made landfall in zhejiang late on august 9, as a category 2–equivalent typhoon. lekima weakened subsequently while moving across eastern china, and made its second landfall in shandong on august 11.

    lekima's precursor enhanced the southwestern monsoon in the philippines, which brought heavy rain to the country. the rains caused three boats to sink and 31 people died in this accident. lekima brought catastrophic damage in mainland china, with a death toll of 56 people and more than cn¥65.37 billion (us$9.26 billion) in damages. the system also caused minor damage in ryukyu islands and taiwan. in malaysia, the typhoon brought up strong tides and partially destroyed the coastal areas of penang.

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Typhoon Lekima (Hanna)
Typhoon (JMA scale)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Lekima 2019-08-08 0232Z.jpg
Typhoon Lekima at peak intensity above Ryukyu Islands on August 8
FormedAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)
DissipatedAugust 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
(Extratropical after August 14)
Highest winds10-minute sustained: 195 km/h (120 mph)
1-minute sustained: 240 km/h (150 mph)
Lowest pressure925 hPa (mbar); 27.32 inHg
Fatalities90 total
Damage$9.28 billion (2019 USD)
Areas affectedCaroline Islands, East China, Philippines, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Malaysia
Part of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season

Typhoon Lekima, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Hanna, was the second costliest typhoon in Chinese history behind Typhoon Fitow of 2013.[1] The ninth named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, Lekima originated from a tropical depression that formed east of the Philippines on July 30. It gradually organized, became a tropical storm, and was named on August 4. Lekima intensified under favourable environmental conditions and peaked as a Category 4–equivalent super typhoon. However, an eyewall replacement cycle caused the typhoon to weaken before it made landfall in Zhejiang late on August 9, as a Category 2–equivalent typhoon. Lekima weakened subsequently while moving across Eastern China, and made its second landfall in Shandong on August 11.

Lekima's precursor enhanced the southwestern monsoon in the Philippines, which brought heavy rain to the country. The rains caused three boats to sink and 31 people died in this accident. Lekima brought catastrophic damage in mainland China, with a death toll of 56 people and more than CN¥65.37 billion (US$9.26 billion) in damages. The system also caused minor damage in Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan. In Malaysia, the typhoon brought up strong tides and partially destroyed the coastal areas of Penang.