China has cautioned that typhoon Muifa will strengthen and potentially make landfall in the coastal areas of Zhejiang province on September 14th.
The typhoon intensified around 5 a.m. on September 13th and is expected to travel northwest at a speed of 10-15 km/hour before weakening over land.
Muifa’s center will stay over the sea about 305 miles (490 km) away from the southeast of Xiangshan, city of Zhejiang province. However, officials warned that the typhoon would bring gale-force winds to the affected area.
According to Zhejiang Satellite TV, the eastern province has ordered all schools in Ningbo, Taizhou, and Zhoushan City to close for at least one day on September 14th as a precaution. However, classes will resume after officials evaluate the effects of the typhoon.
There will be moderate to heavy downpours in multiple provinces of China’s eastern coastal area. And for Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, and Yunnan, the rain can potentially lead to flash floods and geological disasters.
According to China’s weather forecaster, heavy rain could cause flash floods and geological disasters in Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, andYunnan provinces.
Muifa should bring cold air to the eastern coastal areas of East China in the future, which had undergone many days of extreme heat in the past two months.
Reuters reports from state media that the typhoon may result in large waves in the southern East China Sea and dangerous sea conditions in the coastal areas of Zhejiang and Fujianprovince.