At 6:00 p.m. today, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) upgraded the emergency response to typhoon Mangkhut to the level two. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place. The potential affected areas such as Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities.
The National Meteorological Center issued orange warning of typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on September 14. This year’s 22th typhoon Mangkhut, as super typhoon, located over Northwest Pacific which about 495 kilometers from east by north of Manila, Philippines (17°N, 124.9°E) at 5:00 p.m. today.
It will move towards west by north at the speed of 30 kilometers per hour with relatively stable intensity, land in or across northern coast of Luzon Island on early morning of September 15, then enter into eastern South China Sea around tomorrow noon. It will make landfall in Yangjiang of Guangdong and Wenchang of Hainan during night of September 16 to early morning of September 17.
From September 14 to 15, there will be strong winds in eastern South China Sea, Taiwan Strait, Bashi Channel, east sea areas of Taiwan. Heavy rain to rainstorm will hit Taiwan Island. (Sep.14)
Editor Hao Jing