Satellite image of Typhoon Barijat (Photo/National Meteorological Center of CMA)
Barijat, the 23rd Typhoon of this year landed in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province at around 8:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) on Thursday, bringing winds of 25 meters per second, according to local authorities.
Cities in Guangdong and nearby areas will face heavy rain within the next 24 hours.
Local authorities in the southern province have taken measures to ensure the safety of residents. As of 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, nearly 12,000 residents have been evacuated in Guangdong. Ferry services between Hainan and Guangdong on the Qiongzhou Strait have been suspended.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut was estimated to edge closer to the cities in southern China on Saturday.
National Meteorological Center of CMA warned the public in southern China to brace for the two typhoons in the coming days.