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Typhoon Nanmadol approaching east China province

08-29-2011 15:35 BJT

FUZHOU, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Nanmadol is moving northwestward towards east China's Fujian Province after making a landfall in Taiwan early Monday morning, bringing heavy rains and winds of 10 km per hour.

Photo taken on Aug. 29, 2011 shows cloudy sky over Fuzhou City, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province. Typhoon Nanmadol is moving northwestward towards Fujian Province after making a landfall in Taiwan, southeast China, early Monday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and wind of 10 kilometers per hour. The Fujian observatory monitored Nanmadol would enter the Taiwan Strait on Monday afternoon, approaching the southern part of Fujian. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

Taiwan's local weather bureau announced that typhoon Nanmadol made landfall on the area nearby Dawu township, Taitung county at 4:20 a.m. Monday. The earliest time for typhoon Nanmadol to leave the island was expected at the midnight of Monday, forecasters said.

The Fujian observatory monitored Nanmadol would enter the Taiwan Strait on Monday afternoon, approaching the southern part of Fujian.

Local authorities called 26,818 fishing vessels to harbor Sunday night, as the weather department warned moderate to heavy downpour would hit Fujian's coastal areas from Monday morning.

The observatory forecast that the typhoon would coincide with an astronomical tide on Monday, and is expected to wave up billows of 2-3.5 meters high in Fujian's coastal areas.

Local authorities are racing to evacuate people from the areas before Monday noon.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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