Weatherwatch: Typhoon Lekima batters western Pacific

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China suffers deadly landslides while storm dumps almost a metre of rain on Taiwan

Typhoon Lekima is the fourth typhoon to barrel through the western Pacific this week. The typhoon, which briefly strengthened into a super typhoon last week, battered Taiwan with 120mph (193km/h) winds and inundated the northern mountains with 90cm (35in) of rainfall.

Lekima was also the strongest storm in five years to hit China over the weekend. The torrential downpours triggered deadly landslides near Shanghai, as the water pooled over flooded soils. Monsoon-driven floods have submerged the southern peninsula of India, with torrential rainfall in Kerala triggering about 80 landslides.

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