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 , 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 Hainan Provincial Meteorological Observatory said.

Lekima, upgraded to typhoon 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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