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SE China faces tropical storm Loinrock after Namtheun lands

09-01-2010 15:39 BJT

SHANGHAI, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Lionrock will bring heavy rains and strong gales to southeast China's coastal areas closely following tropical storm Namtheun which hit Fujian Province a day ago, local authorities said Wednesday.

Tropical storm Lionrock had weakened but was moving quicker at 10 p.m. Tuesday, heading towards the coastal cities of Guangdong and Fujian provinces, according to Guangdong Provincial observatory.

Moving at a speed of 83 kilometers per hour, Lionrock is expected to make landfall in the area from Guangsong's Shanwei City to Fujian's Xiamen City, late Wednesday or early Thursday, and might strengthen before landing, said Lin Liangxun, forecaster of the observatory.

Lionrock will bring heavy rain to the area from Tuesday to Thursday.

Another tropical storm named Namtheunwhich made landfall in Hui'an County in Quanzhou City in Fujian at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to weaken early Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile Typhoon Kompasu is approaching the west sea area of the Demoratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and is expected to travel at a speed of 25 to 30 kilometers per hour for the next 24 hours, Lin said.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: XINHUA

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