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Typhoon Muifa decreases in strength, to land in Shandong on Aug. 8

08-07-2011 13:27 BJT

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Typhoon Muifa has decreased in strength, from a severe typhoon to a typhoon. However, it has picked up its speed. China's central meteorological administration has continued its orange alert for the typhoon.

By 7 a.m. Sunday morning, the center of Muifa reached 675 kilometers southeast of Cheng-shan-tou city, in east China's Shandong Province. Winds have reached gale force 13 and a speed of 40 meters per second.

Now the path that Muifa is moving along is getting clear, which is likely to land on Shandong province on Monday, and move north. High winds and waves are expected over the next few days in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Shandong, as well as the area north of Zhejiang.

Meanwhile, from Saturday to Monday, nearly 250 flights in and out of 4 airports in Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou have been canceled. Passengers are allowed to re-schedule their flights before August 30th free of charge.

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Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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