Tropical Storm Lingling is forecast to move towards the Yellow Sea overnight (local time) on Saturday, September 7, moving at a speed of 20 kph (12 mph). As of Friday, September 6, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) released a Yellow warning, as strong winds affect the northern part of the East China Sea with wind gusts between 56-67 kph, (36-42 mph), along with coastal areas of Zhejiang and northern Fujian provinces, and the Yangtze River Estuary with 40-58 kph, (25-36 mph) winds. Zhejiang and the eastern Shandong Peninsula will be subject to moderate to heavy rain with 100-120mm (4-5 in) rainfall.
As it moves northward, the storm is expected to affect the to southeastern Liaoning province from Saturday through the morning of Sunday, September 8.
Associated flooding and transportation disruptions (including flight delays and cancelations) are possible.
Tropical cyclones and typhoons are common in the western Pacific and the South China Sea from June through November.
Individuals in areas forecast to be affected by the storm are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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