Hainan Bracing For Typhoon Lekima – Chen Hong

From China Daily:

The severe tropical storm Lekima was upgraded to Tuesday afternoon and is moving closer towards South China’s island province of Hainan, where 100,000 people have been evacuated, local authorities said.

Lekima, named after a fruit in Vietnam, was located at 17.7 degrees north latitude and 110.4 degrees east longitude at 6:00 pm Tuesday, about 110 km southeast of Sanya, the southernmost city of Hainan, the Provincial Meteorological Observatory said.

Lekima, upgraded to at 2:00 pm Tuesday, is packing winds of about 118.8 kilometers per hour at its eye and heading towards northwest at a speed of 15 km per hour, the observatory said. [Full Text]

Read also Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in south China by Xinhua.

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