Typhoon Hagupit drenches Zhejiang and Fujian

China | 4 Aug 2020 11:43 am

Hagupit, the fourth typhoon of this year, landed in eastern Zhejiang province in the early hours of Tuesday, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.

Hagupit landed on the coastal areas of Yueqing city, a county-level city under the administration of the city of Wenzhou, at around 3:30 a.m., packing winds of 38 meters per second near its center.

It brought torrential rains to Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, with gales forecast in areas in the western and southern parts of the East China Sea, the waters near Diaoyu Island, the Yangtze River Estuary, Hangzhou Bay, as well as the coastal areas of Zhejiang and northeastern Fujian.

The NMC upgraded its typhoon alert at 6:00 p.m. Monday from yellow to orange, and renewed the alert at 6 a.m. Tuesday, based on a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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