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Six to eight typhoons forecasted to affect Hainan in July-Oct

Updated: 2018-05-22 17:41:05



According to the Hainan Meteorological Observatory, six to eight tropical storms or typhoons are forecast to affect Hainan this year.


Of the typhoons that may affect Hainan’s weather systems, one to two typhoons will make landfall in Hainan and are expected to have a severe impact on the island province.


Meanwhile, heavy rainfall and flooding is expected to occur across the island between July and October, along with the typhoons or tropical storms.


Hainan’s average temperature in May is slightly higher than normal. In the coming days, temperatures in the coastal areas of southern and western Hainan are expected to be around 30 to 36 degrees Celsius. Due to the higher temperatures, “orange alert” weather advisories have been issued in counties and cities in Hainan including Tunchang, Changjiang, Baisha, Dongfang, Chengmai, Danzhou, and Ledong.


The local weather bureau has warned the public to take measures to prevent heat stroke, as high temperatures are expected to prevail throughout many parts of the island this week.