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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China today

BEIJING: Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China with its 11kph winds, China’s meteorological agency said as authorities in Hong Kong raised the third-highest weather warning.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall between Zhanjiang in Guangdong province and Wenchang in Hainan province today, Xinhua news agency cited the National Meteo­rological Centre as saying.

The agency has issued an orange alert, the second highest in China’s colour-coded alert system for severe weather, with red being the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Parts of Zhejiang, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces will be drenched in heavy rain, Xinhua warned.

In Hong Kong, some transport services were disrupted yesterday because of strong winds.

Ferries linking Hong Kong to Macau were suspended while some flights to Taiwan and mainland China were cancelled, transport authorities said.

The storm comes two months after Typhoon Hato, a maximum Category 10 storm, caused havoc in Hong Kong and deaths in nearby Macau. — Reuters/thestar.com.my

 

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