China's national observatory Monday renewed a yellow alert for
Typhoon Hagupit, which is expected to bring gales and torrential rains
to south China.
Hagupit, the fourth typhoon this year, was observed at waters 370 km
southeast of Cangnan county in East China's Zhejiang province at 10 am
Monday, with a maximum wind force of 28 m/s in the center, the National
Meteorological Center (NMC) said.
The NMC forecast that the typhoon would move northwest at a speed of
20 km to 25 km per hour before making landfall on the coastline between
Zhejiang and Fujian Monday evening or early Tuesday.
According to the NMC, downpours are expected to lash parts of
Zhejiang, Fujian and Taiwan from Monday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon,
with some areas receiving up to 200 mm of rainfall.
The NMC has advised preparations for emergency response, timely
relocation of people living in dangerous places, and ships returning to
harbors. The observatory has also called for exercising precautions
against disasters like floods and urban waterlogging.
China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red
representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and