Typhoon Koinu

Typhoon Koinu

Typhoon Koinu made landfall in southern Taiwan on October 5, 2023.

Koinu’s landfall in Taiwan is equivalent of a category 4 storm, and some areas received up to 27 inches of rain in 48 hours after making landfall.

Koinu killed one person and injured 356 people in Taiwan before moving towards Hong Kong. Maximum sustained wind speeds were measured at 115 mph, the equivalent of a category 2 storm.

The providence of Guangdong evacuated 130,000 people due to the storm.

For more forecast information, visit the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Typhoon Koinu Skirts South of China

Description:

Typhoon Koinu skirts south of China as it reorganizes over the last 24 hours.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Typhoon Koinu Makes Landfall in Southern Taiwan

Description:

Typhoon Koinu makes landfall in southern Taiwan, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to portions of the island.


Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Typhoon Koinu nears Landfall in Taiwan

Description:

Typhoon Koinu nears its landfall in Taiwan.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Koinu in Near Constant Contrast

Description:

Koinu over the last few days as seen by polar orbiting satellites.


Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day/Night Band Near Constant Contrast

Typhoon Koinu Slowly Approaches Taiwan

Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Typhoon Koinu Gaining Strength as it Approaches Taiwan

Description:

Typhoon Koinu gains strength over the course of two days as it approaches Taiwan.


Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Infrared (band 13)