Past and forecast track of tropical storm Meranti
Meranti, the 10th tropical storm of the season will bring torrential rains to southern parts of China from Thursday evening, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) forecast Thursday morning.

Torrential rains will pound parts of Fujian, Guangdong, Taiwan, Guangxi and Hainan in the 24 hours to 8 a.m. Friday, according to a CMA statement.

The storm was located 450 kilometers off the coast of Xiamen, Fujian Province, in the northeastern part of the South China Sea at 5 a.m. Thursday.

The storm is moving at a speed of 10 to 15 kilometers per hour in a north-north-westerly direction, heading toward Guangdong and Fujian.

It is expected to make landfall on the southern coastal regions sometime between Thursday evening and noon Friday.

The CMA statement urged ships to be recalled to port and ordered the reinforcement or removal of structures vulnerable to strong winds.

The statement also warned local authorities to prepare for possible flooding. 

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