BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on
Wednesday issued an orange alert for Typhoon Bavi, which is expected to
bring gales and torrential rains to large parts of the country's coastal
The typhoon, the eighth of this year, was observed at waters 890 km
south of the border of China and the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea (DPRK), at 5 a.m. Wednesday, with a maximum wind force of 45 m per
second near its eye, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.
The NMC expects the typhoon to move northward at a speed of 20 km to
25 km per hour before making landfall in coastal areas between eastern
Liaoning and west of DPRK on Thursday morning.
From Wednesday morning to Thursday morning, gales are expected to hit
some coastal areas including Taiwan, Fujian and Zhejiang, according to
During the same period, part regions in the provinces of Jilin,
Liaoning and Hebei will experience downpours, with some areas seeing up
to 180 mm of rainfall, the NMC said.
The NMC advises people and vessels in disaster-prone areas to take shelter from winds.
China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red
representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and