China News Agency, Haikou, August 1st (Reporter Yin Haiming) The tropical depression in the South China Sea strengthened to the third typhoon "Senrak" (tropical storm level) this year at 14:00 on August 1st, passing over the southern sea of Sanya City, Hainan Province around 15:00. At 17 o'clock, its center has moved into the sea of Beibu Gulf.
According to the Hainan Meteorological Department, the center of "Senrak" at 19:00 on the 1st was located at 18.5 degrees north latitude and 108.1 degrees east longitude, which is about 85 kilometers southwest of Dongfang City, Hainan Province. The maximum wind force near the center was 8 (18 meters). /second). It is expected that the center of the storm will move to the northwest at a speed of about 15 kilometers per hour, with little change in intensity. "Senrak" will land on the coast of northern Vietnam on the afternoon of the 2nd.
Affected by the original tropical depression in the South China Sea and the monsoon cloud system in the South China Sea, from 8:00 on July 31 to 14:00 on August 1, there were moderate to heavy rains and partial heavy rains in Hainan Island, and the rainfall in individual towns reached heavy rains. According to statistics, there are 13 cities and counties on Hainan Island in 64 townships (districts) with rainfall exceeding 50 mm. Among them, 5 towns (districts) in Lingao, Wenchang and Wanning have rainfall exceeding 100 mm. 117.8 mm in Bohou Town, Lingao County. In addition, the largest wind gust measured on the land of Hainan Island was level 8 (20.3 m/s) in Longhua District, Haikou City, and the largest wind gust measured on the Qizhou Islands was level 9 (23 m/s) in the offshore sea.
According to the Hainan Meteorological Observatory, due to the combined effects of typhoon "Senrak" and the South China Sea monsoon cloud system, there were still strong wind and rain in Hainan Province from the night of August 1st to the 2nd.
On the land side, it is expected that from the night of August 1st to the 2nd, there will be heavy rains, local heavy rains to heavy rains in the southwest and eastern parts of Hainan Island, and moderate rains and local heavy rains in the remaining areas. The coastal land around Hainan Island will be accompanied by strong winds of magnitude 6 and gusts of magnitude 7 to 8. It is expected that the accumulated rainfall in Sanya and Ledong will reach 100-150 mm, and the accumulated rainfall in 11 cities and counties including Haikou will reach 50-100 mm from 20:00 on August 1st to 8:00 on August 3.
In terms of ocean, it is expected that from the night of August 1st to the daytime on August 2, the sea surface of Beibu Gulf, the western and southern seas of Hainan Island will have winds of force 7-8 and gusts of 9-10; Qiongzhou Strait, the eastern sea of Hainan Island, Xisha, Zhongsha and Nansha The sea surface near the islands has a wind force of 6-7 and gusts of 8-9. (Finish)