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Barometer Card from the Dutch Club showing typhoon Nr. 5 in 1923

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Barometer Card from the Dutch Club showing typhoon Nr. 5 in 1923
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Card from the barometer in the Dutch Club (Hollandsche Club) of Hong Kong for the period 13 through 20 August 1923 showing the depressure on Saturday August 18th. Written reference on the card (in Dutch) to hurricane power ('orkaankracht')  and that the hurricane's centre passed some 10 miles south of the observatory.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, August 18, 1923
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More photos of this typhoon:

https://gwulo.com/node/38138/photos-of-event

Looking at the barometer reading on 18 August 1923. 736 mmHG = 28.97 inHG.

HK Telegraph 18 August 1923

A Telegraph representative called on the Director of the Observatory and was informed that the wind experienced this morning was the highest ever recorded in the world. At 9.40 a.m. it was 123 m.p.h and at 10.13 a.m., a squall of 130 m.p.h. was registered. The previous highest record in Hong Kong was 105 m.p.h. in August 1913. The barometer reading was the lowest ever recorded, 28.66 inches at 10 a.m. The previous record was 28.73 inches in 1900.