Hurricane Mun slams into southern China – flights cancelled, ferry companies stopped, East Asia Information & Prime Tales

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HAIKOU (XINHUA) – Mun, the fourth storm this yr, made landfall in South China’s Hainan province early Wednesday (July three), halting ferry companies and inflicting the cancellation of flights.

Mun is the primary storm to hit China this yr. The provincial meteorological administration stated that the tropical storm landed at round 12.45am in waters close to Wanning metropolis, packing winds with speeds reaching 18 metres per second close to its eye.

The administration estimated that Hurricane Mun is anticipated to cross by means of the island and swirl into the Beibu Bay on Wednesday afternoon earlier than heading for northern Vietnam. It additionally warned that the island and its offshore areas might be hit by gales and heavy rain.

Ferry companies have been halted since Tuesday midday within the Qiongzhou Strait, and greater than 30 flights had been delayed or cancelled as of 9pm on Tuesday.

No casualties have been reported because the authorities have intensified security measures with emergency plans and knowledgeable boats to return to harbours.

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