1.National Meteorological Center;2.China
Using typhoon best-track data set from China Meteorological Administration, an analysis and review were conducted on the main characteristics and impacts of the 2022 typhoon activity in western North Pacific and South China Sea, focusing on the typhoon tracks, intensities, and wind and rainfall impacts. The results indicate that in 2022, the number of typhoon generated in the Northwest Pacific and South China Sea was consistent with the annual average, and the overall intensity of typhoons was relatively weak, with significant northward shifts in their genesis regions. The number of landfalling typhoons was relatively low, and their intensities upon landfall were comparatively weak. Three typhoons made landfall concentratedly in the western part of Guangdong, while severe typhoon MUIFA became the first since 1949 to make landfall in four different provinces. Multiple typhoon coexisting scenarios occurred throughout the year, with a total of 11 typhoon groups, which is a rare phenomenon. The summer of 2022 experienced lower number of typhoons, while the autumn was characterized by intense typhoon activity with relatively mild impacts from typhoon-related disasters throughout the year..