Typhoon Nock-Ten forecasted to affect Hainan Island this week
Past and forecast track of tropical storm Nock-Ten
The meteorological station of Hainan Province warned on Tuesday that typhoon Nock-Ten could affect the whole island in the evening of July 28, bringing strong winds and heavy rain, reports 0898.net.
Nock-Ten, which formed at 2:00 pm on Monday in the eastern Philippines, developed into a typhoon at 8:00 am on Tuesday and is expected to strengthen with wind traveling at the speed of at least 15 kilometers per hour as it makes landfall along the eastern coast of the main island of Luzon this weekend.
As of 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the center of Nock-Ten, 14.9 degrees north latitude and 122.7 degrees east longitude, was located at about 180 kilometers east of Manila’s coastline, the meteorological station said.
Packed winds were of up to force 9, and Nock-Ten is moving northwest at a speed of 15 km per hour.
Strong winds will hit the province on Thursday and last until Saturday.
The Hainan meteorological station has told ships to return to the harbor early.
Translated by WOS Team
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