China braces for Super Typhoon Doksuri infographic
Graphic maps Doksuri’s forecast path into China, up to July 30.
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China braces for most powerful typhoon of the year

By Ninian Carter

July 25, 2023 - Super Typhoon Doksuri, the strongest typhoon of the year so far, is due to impact both Taiwan and China with winds of over 200km/h.

Super typhoon Doksuri, likely the most powerful typhoon to make landfall in China this year, is causing enough concern for authorities to ask fishing boats to seek immediate shelter and farmers to speed up harvests where possible.

At almost 1,000 kilometres in diameter, Doksuri is expected to sweep past islands off the Philippines, while fierce winds and heavy rain lash Taiwan – which has already had to cancel parts of its largest every military drill.

Packing speeds of up to 222kph, Doksuri will make landfall on the Chinese mainland sometime on Friday, hammering densely populated cities.

Authorities are warning it could drive deep inland, affecting high-stalk crops such as corn and even rice in rural areas.

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PUBLISHED: 25/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News
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