Twin storms Damrey and Saola near coast of China

Typhoon Damrey (top) and tropical storm Saola (bottom) at 2:30 p.m. EDT (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies)

Damrey, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (equivalent to a category 1 hurricane), is coming ashore this afternoon (EDT) in northern Jiangsu.

To the south, Saola, with maximum sustained winds of around 50 mph, is forecast to drift across the Taiwan straight before moving inland near Fuzhou around 8 p.m. EDT, says the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

The main hazard from these storms is torrential rain.

Tuesday evening (10 p.m. EDT), both Damrey (top) and Saola (bottom) had reach typhoon intensity. Soala has weakened some since. ( NASA )

In the Philippines, Saola killed 23 people says Al-Jazeera.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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