Due to strong winds, ferry services across the Qiongzhou Strait - separating continental Guangdong province and the island province of Hainan - have been suspended since 22:00 (local time) on Thursday, August 9. Winds up to 60 km/h (37 mph) were expected on Friday. Local authorities have not announced when services would be resumed.
Authorities are advising to individuals in the above areas to remain cautious amid the extreme weather.
Affected travelers are advised to keep abreast of the situation and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.