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Typhoon Rose
August 10 - 17, 1971

(extracted from the Observatory's Publication
"Meteorological Results 1971, Part III - Tropical Cyclone Summaries")

The track of this typhoon is shown in Figure 1

Typhoon "Rose" was one of the most intense and violent typhoons that have affected Hong Kong. Maximum wind speeds were only slightly lower than in Typhoon "Ruby" of 1964 and Typhoon "Wanda" of 1962 and they occurred during the night whereas both "Ruby" and "Wanda" passed in daylight. Like other tropical cyclones that approached from the south, such as Typhoon "Mary" of 1960, "Rose" caused very heavy rainfall. The strongest winds were from the east-southeast whereas in "Wanda" the strongest winds were from the north.

On August 10, "Rose" developed as a tropical depression about 110 miles west of Guam and s