Tropical storm Barijat likely to hit Hainan in two days
Hainan could be hit by tropical storm Barijat in the next two days, according to the National Metrological Administration.
Barijat, the 23rd typhoon to hit China this year, formed on the South China Sea and was increasing in strength as it moved westward at 10 to 15 kilometers per hour on Tuesday morning, the Hainan provincial meteorological bureau said.
The bureau has issued an alert, warning against strong winds and heavy rain brought by the typhoon, with maximum winds reaching 65 km per hour near its center. The typhoon was then 850 km from Leizhou, Guangdong. It is expected to land between western Guangdong and eastern Hainan during the daytime on Thursday.
The National Meteorological Center warned that wind speeds near the center of Barijat may reach 90 to 119 km/h when it lands.