Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in China

Beijing, August 4 : Hagupit, the 4th typhoon of this yr., made landfall China’s Zhejiang area on Tue., the Domestic Meteorological Centre (NMC) stated.

Hagupit landed on the coastal regions of Yueqing City in about 3:30 a.m.

packing winds of 38 metres per 2nd near its center, records Xinhua press agency.

It took torrential rains to Zhejiang & Fujian areas, with gales forecast in regions within the western & southern parts of the East China Sea, the waters near Diaoyu Island, the Yangtze River Estuary, Hangzhou Bay, along with the coastal regions of Zhejiang & north-eastern Fujian.

The NMC upgraded its typhoon alert in six p.m. Mon. from yellow to orange, & renewed the alert in six a.m.

Tue., on the basis of a four-tier colour-coded caveat system for serious weather, with red being the most severe, succeeded by orange, yellow & blue.

It forecast that the typhoon going to track north & pass using Zhejiang, with its intensity steadily weakening.

It’s awaited to leave Zhejiang on Tue. night & enter the western Yellow Sea via northern Jiangsu on Wed.

before moving toward the western coast of the Korean Peninsula.

By 10 p.m. Mon., 381,375 citizens have been evacuated in Zhejiang.

Some of the train solutions & building work (5) in Fujian have been halted, with boats pulled ashore & close by locals evacuated.