Typhoon Lingling brings hurricane-force winds to Vladivostok

Typhoon Lingling formed in the Western Pacific Ocean on August 29, 2019. On September 5, it hit Japan’s southern Ryukyu Islands. The maximum wind speed reached 47 m/s in the Miyako Islands, and 103mm of rain was recorded within six hours.
Typhoon Lingling on September 6, 2019. The Aqua satellite, MODIS. © NASA
Then, Lingling hit the Korean Peninsula. Wind gusts of 30 m/s were recorded at Seoul International Airport on September 7.
Lingling started affecting Russia overnight into September 8. Vladivostok was hit with hurricane-force winds gusting to 33-37 m/s.
Typhoon Lingling is the thirteenth tropical cyclone in the North Pacific this year.


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