|Typhoon (JMA scale)|
|Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)|
|Formed||September 8, 2016|
|Dissipated||September 17, 2016|
|(Extratropical after September 16)|
|Highest winds||10-minute sustained: 220 km/h (140 mph) |
1-minute sustained: 305 km/h (190 mph)
|Lowest pressure||890 hPa (mbar); 26.28 inHg|
|Fatalities||30 confirmed, 15 missing|
|Damage||$2.61 billion (2016 USD)|
|Areas affected||Philippines, Taiwan, East China, Korean Peninsula|
|Part of the 2016 Pacific typhoon season|
Typhoon Meranti, also known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ferdie, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record. The storm struck the Philippines, Taiwan and mainland China. In terms of pressure, Meranti was the strongest typhoon since Typhoon Megi in 2010. It was also the strongest in terms of wind speeds since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Furthermore, it was the strongest tropical cyclone in 2016.
The storm caused more than $2.6 billion in damage. It led to more than 30 deaths.
References[change | change source]
- "China Braces for Another Typhoon". The Economic Times. 17 September 2016. Retrieved Sep 19, 2016.