The typhoon season in Taiwan usually arrives around June and lasts until October , with July through September being the period most prone to storms. Though uncommon, the typhoon season can start as early as May and can occasionally last until November. The Taiwanese people have been dealing with typhoons since the nation was founded in 1912.When did typhoon hit Japan?
The most devastating typhoon since World War II was the Isewan Typhoon, which hit the Tokai region in September 1959. More than 5,000 people were killed or went missing. The most severe typhoon in recent years was Typhoon No. 23, which hit Japan in October 2004.What is a 'super typhoon'?
A super typhoon is a storm that reaches sustained windspeeds of at least 150mph. How powerful is Haiyan? Some meteorologists measured sustained winds of almost 195mph and gusts of up to 235mph when Haiyan hit the central islands of the Philippines today, leading to claims that the storm is the most powerful ever to make landfall.