Typhoon Hagupit brings heavy rains to eastern China

2020-08-05 Editor : Jing Yuxin ECNS App Download

Typhoon Hagupit hit China's eastern coast on Tuesday before weakening and heading north toward the Korean Peninsula's western coast.

The typhoon made landfall in Yueqing, Zhejiang province, at about 3:30 am on Tuesday, moving north past Shanghai and downgrading to a tropical depression at 5 am on Wednesday, said the National Meteorological Center.

Zhejiang, Shanghai and Jiangsu have since Tuesday experienced heavy rainfall because of the typhoon, with precipitation in Yongjia and Yueqing in Zhejiang being the highest - between 400 to 552 millimeters.

The meteorological center said that the tropical depression was later upgraded to a tropical storm at 10 am after it moved to the Yellow Sea, with wind speeds of up to 18 meters per second.

Typhoon Hagupit is presently headed northeast at a pace of 30 kilometers per hour and will land at the North Korea in the evening.

The center has issued a typhoon "blue" warning, which requires ships working out at sea to return to port.


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