China issues alert for Typhoon Pakhar

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-27 12:45:25|Editor: ZD
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People walk against strong wind and rain in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Aug. 27, 2017. Pakhar, the 14th typhoon this year, landed around 9 a.m. (0100 GMT) Sunday in the city of Taishan in Guangdong, bringing gales of up to 33 meters per second. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued a yellow alert for Typhoon Pakhar Sunday morning, as it has made landfall on the coast of Guangdong Province.

China has a four-tier color-coded system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Pakhar, the 14th typhoon this year, landed around 9 a.m. Sunday in the city of Taishan, Guangdong, bringing gales of 33 meters per second at its eye, the NMC said in a statement.

The NMC forecast it would move northwestward to enter Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Sunday evening while losing strength.

The agency forecast Guangdong, Fujian and Hainan provinces as well as Guangxi will see torrential rain from Sunday to Monday afternoon.

The heavy rainstorm expected in the southern parts of Guangdong and Guangxi could reach up to 180 centimeters.

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