Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in east China, bringing torrential rains to Zhejiang, Fujian provinces
HANGZHOU (XINHUA) - Hagupit, the fourth typhoon of this year, landed in east China's Zhejiang Province in the wee hours of Tuesday (Aug 4), the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Hagupit landed on the coastal areas of Yueqing City, a county-level city under the administration of the city of Wenzhou, at around 3.30am local time, packing winds of 38m per second near its centre.It brought torrential rains to Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, with gales forecast in areas including the western and southern parts of the East China Sea, the Yangtze River Estuary as well as the coastal areas of Zhejiang and northeastern Fujian.
The National Meteorological Centre upgraded its typhoon alert at 6pm on Monday from yellow to orange, and renewed the alert at 6am on Tuesday, based on a four-tier colour-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.
It forecast that the typhoon will track north and pass through Zhejiang, with its intensity gradually weakening. It is expected to leave Zhejiang on Tuesday night and enter the western Yellow Sea via northern Jiangsu on Wednesday before moving towards the western coast of the Korean Peninsula. headtopics.comRead more: The Straits Times »
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