UK Today News: Typhoon Megi Weakens As Path Moves Toward China
Chinese authorities have placed southern China on high alert in after typhoon Megi killed 19 people in Philippines and made its way to the region. The authorities have even initiated preparations for landfall, even as forecasters state that the storm has weakened.
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On Thursday, at around 08:00am, the storm system was situated 460 kilometers away from southeast of Hong Kong. The weather forecast claims that Megi might make landfall near Shantou, Guangdong by October, 23. No. 3 Strong Wind Signal has been observed by the Hong Kong Observatory that indicates winds as high as 62 kph.
Senior Scientific Officer, Lee Tsz-cheung said, “Signal No. 3 is expected to be in force for some time. We do not expect the weather today to deteriorate rapidly.”
Typhoon Megi might worsen the situations in Hainan and Guangdong regions, where the water levels are already high due to the previous storms that had even damaged flood control infrastructure.