Typhoon Nangka makes landfall in south China

2020-10-13 14:40:20 GMT2020-10-13 22:40:20(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

HAIKOU, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Nangka, the 16th of the year, made landfall in Qionghai City, on the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, at around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, the local meteorological authority said.

Nangka landed on the coast of the township of Bo'ao, making it the first typhoon to make landfall in Hainan this year, with a maximum wind speed of 25 meters per second near the typhoon's center, Hainan Meteorological Service said.

Schools in Sanya, Wanning, Qionghai and Lingshui suspended classes. More than 21,500 fishing boats in the province returned to port and over 66,900 fishermen moved ashore.

Typhoon Nangka is expected to bring strong winds and downpours to most parts of Hainan from Tuesday night to Wednesday.

So far, Hainan has issued a Level-II typhoon warning and a Level-III rainstorm warning, with a number of ferry and train services suspended and some flights canceled.

China has a four-tier weather-warning system, with Level-I being the most severe.