Southern China braces for super typhoon Meranti

Guangzhou, Sep 13 (IANS) South China’s Guangdong Province issued warnings for super typhoon Meranti, which is expected to land in the east of Guangdong in three days.

Typhoon Meranti strengthened into a super typhoon in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

It will move at 20 to 25 kilometres per hour and approach Taiwan’s southeast around September 14 and likely make landfall near the coast of Guangdong and Fujian provinces, according to Guangdong meteorological authorities.

Meranti will bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to Guangdong from September 14 to 16, the authorities said.

The provincial flood control headquarters has ordered fishermen in affected areas to return and suspend operations.

–IANS

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