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Another tropical storm to develop into typhoon and affect Hainan

Updated: 2020-08-17 12:34:12


The forecast track of tropical storm in 120 hours (5 a.m. on August 17th to 5 a.m. on August 20th, 2020) Screenshot from China Meteorological Administration

A tropical depression has come into being over the waters near the northeast Philippines on August 16th, 2020, which would develop into the seventh typhoon of the year.


At 5:00 a.m on August 17th, 2020, the tropical depression was centered at 18.5 degrees north latitude and 122.6 degrees east longitude, over the waters near the southeast Zhanjiang City of Guangdong Province. The strongest winds near the storm’s center were rated level 7, with maximum sustained winds near 15 meters per second. It is moving northwestward with a speed of 20 kilometers per hour and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm in 24 hours.


The possible typhoon is expected to approach on coastal regions between northeast Hainan and western Guangdong and is forecast to make a landfall in these regions around late evening of August 19th to midnight of August 20th, 2020.


2Under the influence of tropical storm, Sanya will see heavy rainfall to thundershowers over the next seven days starting August 17th, 2020, with high temperature of up to 32℃. (Screenshot from