Talim, the No. 5 tropical storm formed in the northwest Pacific ocean, is approaching South China. To deal with the adverse effect of the storm, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) initiated a Level Four emergency response at 5:00 p.m. yesterday.
CMA urged its internal bodies and institutions, and provinces of Guangdong, Fujian Zhejiang and Hainan to enter emergency response state doing a good work on monitoring, forecasting and provide timely service on the storm.
At 5:00 a.m. today, the Talim was located at northern South China Sea, 340 km south of the Hong Kong (19.4N, 114.2E), with maximum wind force scale 9 (23m/s). It is forecasted to move east by north then turn northeast with gaining intensity. It will move along the coast of eastern Guangdong to central Fujian on tonight to tomorrow. Affected by the storm, southern Zhejiang, most parts of Fujian, Taiwan, eastern Guangdong and eastern and southwestern Hainan will see gale and heavy rain or rainstorm. (Jun. 18)
Path forecast of tropical storm Talim in the next 48 hours.
Editor Zhang Yong