Typhoon Nida makes landfall near Hong Kong • Earth.com

Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 5:00 am

NASA’s Terra satellite flew over Typhoon Nida shortly after it made landfall just north of Hong Kong.

On August 2 at 3:05 UTC (11:05 p.m. EDT August 1) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a true-color image of Typhoon Nida after it made landfall near Hong Kong, China. At that time the center of circulation was north of Hong Kong and the eye had become cloud-filled. A strong band of thunderstorms extended to the southwest of the center to Hainan Island.

Shortly before this image was captured, at 03:00 UTC on August 2 (11:00 p.m. August 1 EDT) the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued its final bulletin on Typhoon Nida as it was rapidly dissipating over land. By that time, was located about 56 mi (90 km) northwest of Hong Kong, near 22.8 degrees north latitude and 113.5 degrees east longitude. Nida was moving to the west-northwest. Maximum sustained winds were near 74.8 mph (120.4 km/h) making it a minimal Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Winds had peaked at about 92 mph (148 km/h) shortly before landfall.


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