Typhoon prep reaches fever pitch on east coast

Updated: 2019-08-09

  At 5 pm on Friday, the center of Lekima was still on the sea, about 145 kilometers southeast of Wenling city in Zhejiang province. It's expected to make landfall in the southeastern region of the province at around midnight or early Saturday morning, the forecast said.

  Downpours are expected in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, northern Fujian, eastern Anhui, southern Shandong and northwestern Jiangxi, as well as central and southern Taiwan from 8 pm Friday to 8 pm Saturday. Eastern Zhejiang and some of the province's northwestern areas will be hit by severe storms, the National Meteorological Center said.

  The center also predicted wind and rainstorms will last long after Lekima lands. It's expected to travel around Shandong province in the following days at lower speeds, bringing continuing rainfall to the region and reaching as far as Beijing.

  Source:China Daily

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