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Typhoon Nanmadol heads to Fujian

08-29-2011 16:03 BJT

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After landing in Taiwan early on Monday morning, Typhoon Nanmadol is now heading towards the Chinese mainland. It is expected to land in Fujian province Tuesday. Nanmadol has weakened to a tropical storm, and is heading for the mainland at a speed of 30 meters per second.

The national meteorological center has since changed the blue typhoon alert to a yellow one. Starting from this afternoon to Tuesday afternoon, heavy rainfall and high winds have been forecast along the Taiwan strait, and in the mainland's Fujian, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces.

Qiu Tingmeng, Office Chief of Fujian Drought & Flood Prevention Center, said, "Typhoon Nanmadol has a few features. First is strong winds. Wind force near the center is now grade 13, and winds will weaken to grade 11 after landing on the mainland. Secondly it's the high waves. The affected coast will see 2 to 3 metre-high waves. And thirdly there will be nearly one-meter-high's upsurging of tides. Fourthly, it will bring heavy rainfall to the northeastern part of Fujian."

Two boys enjoy the surf due to Typhoon Nanmadol Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 in Manila,
Philippines. Forecasters said the typhoon hit the northeastern tip of the country
with 121 miles (195 kilometers) per hour winds and gusts of 143 mph (230 kph) and
causing landslides in some area. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

People try to open their umbrella against strong winds as Typhoon Nanmadol hits
Taiwan in Taipei August 29, 2011. Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in Taiwan early on
Monday, bringing heavy rains and winds of around 35 metres per second and forcing
evacuations in the island's south and east, but there were no immediate reports of
serious damage. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

After landing in Taiwan early on Monday morning, Typhoon
Nanmadol is now heading towards the Chinese mainland. It
is expected to land in Fujian province Tuesday. Nanmadol
has weakened to a tropical storm, and is heading for the
mainland at a speed of 30 meters per second.

 

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Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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