China prepares for second tropical storm in three days

Watch the video above: Typhoon Linfa made landfall in the coastal region of south China’s Guangdong Province on Thursday, resulting in the close of railways, airports and schools in the affected areas.

TORONTO – China is preparing to for powerful Typhoon Chan-Hom while battling fierce winds and rain from tropical storm Linfa.

Tropical Storm Linfa caused havoc on Thursday when powerful winds and heavy rain battered southern China. The China Meteorological Administration warned residents to take precautions against landslides and flooding.

Now, northern China is preparing for Typhoon Chan-Hom. The is a category three on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h. The storm is moving northwest at 24 km/h and is producing wave heights of almost 11 metres. The China Meteorological Administration is forecasting that the storm will make landfall near Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and then continue to weaken as it loses strength from the warm waters.

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The Saffir-Simpson scale.

Meanwhile, a third tropical storm is churning in the north Pacific Ocean.

Super Typhoon Nangka has maximum sustained winds of 250 km/h with higher gusts. The powerful storm is expected to track northwestward over the next day or so before making a more northerly turn.

It could reach Japan by the middle of next week.


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