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Typhoon Conson may reach land in China Friday: Forecast

07-16-2010 08:34 BJT

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China issued an orange alert on Thursday for wave surges, the second highest level warning, forecasting that Typhoon Conson may reach land Friday on the southeast coast of China' s Hainan province.

The National Marine Environment Forecast Center warned of a 6-metre wave surge in the middle and the north of the South China Sea from Thursday night through Friday.

Meanwhile, warnings were also issued for a possible 5-metre wave surge off the east shore of Hainan province and a 3-metre wave surge off the west shore of Guangdong province and the southern coast of Hainan.

The Center also issued a yellow-level alert for a storm surge which might affect Guangdong and Hainan province.

The center suggested local governments gear up for a disaster response.

Conson is currently wreaking havoc in the Philippines, killing at least 26 people and injuring 14 others as of Thursday.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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