Hainan issues blue alert as tropical storm Noul to bring heavy rains and winds
The forecast track of tropical storm in 96 hours (5 a.m. on September 16th to 5 a.m. on September 20th, 2020)
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On September 16th, 2020, the Hainan Meteorological Observatory issued a blue typhoon alert in response to the tropical storm Noul which is approaching the coastal areas of eastern Hainan.
At 7:00 a.m. on September 16th, 2020, Noul, the 11th typhoon to hit China this year, was center 13 degrees north latitude and 117.9 degrees east longtitude, about 730 kilometers southeast of Yongxing Island, Xisha islands, Hainan Province. The strongest wind near center blew at level 8, with maximum sustained winds near 18m/s.
The storm is expected to moving northward at 15-20 km/h and will pass through the Zhongsha Islands and Xisha Islands on September 17th, 2020. The storm will continue to strengthen and strike central Vietnam as a typhoon on late Friday afternoon.
The Sanya Meteorological Observatory said the city will see strong winds heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours. Ports and passengers are advised to take precautions against the extreme weather.