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12 Jun 2020 | 07:36 PM UTC

China: Tropical cyclone Nuri to make landfall near Yangjiang (Guangdong province) June 14

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Tropical cyclone Nuri to make landfall near Yangjiang (Guangdong province) on June 14; heavy rain and potential flooding expected in coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION China, Guangxi, Hainan

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Event

The China Meteorological Administration has warned that tropical cyclone Nuri will make landfall near Yangjiang (Guangdong province) at noon (local time) on Sunday, June 14. Nuri is currently located at approximately 17.6°N, 117.2°E, and is moving in a northeasterly direction. Nuri is currently forecasted to weaken as it moves towards the coast of China and may become a tropical depression before landfall. Nevertheless, Nuri will sustain potentially damaging wind gusts of between 80-97 kmh (50-56 mph) at landfall. Rainfall of between 50-100mm (2-4 in) is also forecasted, which could lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas and areas with poor draining. Authorities have warned those in Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan provinces to remain vigilant due to heavy rainfall. Nuri is forecast to weaken as it moves inland.

Flooding associated rainfall is possible over low-lying areas in the coming days. Associated disruption to transport operations and utility services are also possible during the passing of the storm system.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected areas are advised to keep abreast of local weather forecasts, anticipate localized flooding and associated transportation disruptions, plan alternate routes, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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