China News Service, Beijing, August 3 According to weather forecasts, Typhoon Hagupit No. 4 of 2020 is expected to make landfall on the coast of Zhejiang and Fujian on the night of the 3rd. With the approach of the typhoon, various places will also encounter strong winds and rains of different intensities. In this regard, relevant areas in Zhejiang and Fujian have deployed comprehensive measures for wind and flood prevention to face the typhoon.

Affected by "Senrak", Hainan rained heavily and people ran in the rain. Photo by Luo Yunfei

"Hagueby" hits Zhejiang, Fujian, and the strong winds should not be underestimated

  From the beginning of August, typhoons No. 3 and No. 4 this year occurred one after another.

  As Typhoon No. 3 "Senrak" has continued to weaken after it landed in Vietnam, it is difficult to determine its circulation center. The Central Meteorological Observatory stopped numbering it at 5 pm on the 2nd.

  Typhoon No. 4 "Hagupit" is rushing to the east coast of China, and its intensity is gradually increasing. The Central Meteorological Observatory predicts that "Hagupit" will move to the northwest at a speed of 15-20 kilometers per hour, and its intensity will gradually increase, reaching the strongest tropical storm level (25-28 m/s, level 10). On the night of the 3rd, it landed along the coast from southern Zhejiang to northern Fujian (tropical storm level, 8-9, 20-23 m/s). The Central Meteorological Observatory continued to issue a blue typhoon warning at 18:00 on August 2.

  The arrival of "Hagupit" will bring strong wind and rain to the southeast coast. Meteorological monitoring shows that there will be strong winds of 6-7 to the east of Taiwan, the southern and western parts of the East China Sea and the waters near the Diaoyu Islands, and the coastal areas of central and southern Zhejiang. The winds in the nearby seas passing through the center of "Hagupit" can reach 10 and 12 gusts.

  The main impact period of rainfall is on the 3rd. There will be heavy rains or heavy rains in southern Zhejiang, northeastern Fujian, and central Taiwan Island. From 20:00 on August 2 to 20:00 on August 3, there will be heavy to heavy rains in northern Taiwan. There is heavy rain (100-120 mm). After the typhoon makes landfall, the impact of wind and rain will quickly weaken.

  According to Shi Yan, a meteorological analyst at China Weather Network, "Hagupit" is small in size, with strong suddenness and large changes. Just because of its small size and susceptibility to sea temperature and other factors, it does not rule out the possibility of increased offshore development, and it needs to be closely monitored.

Shitang, Wenling, Zhejiang, fishing boats docked to avoid wind. Photo by Zheng Jie

Stand up! Deploy anti-typhoon work in many places in Zhejiang and Fujian

  With the gradual approach of Typhoon No. 4 "Hagupit" to the coast of Zhejiang and Fujian, the National Ocean Forecasting Station has issued double yellow warnings of "Hagupit" waves and storm surges on the 2nd, and the National Defense Agency also launched flood prevention and prevention of Typhoon IV on the 2nd. Level emergency response.

  According to the analysis of the National Ocean Forecasting Station, the wave warning level near the coast of Zhejiang may rise to orange on the 3rd. In this regard, various places have taken measures to strengthen defense deployment to deal with typhoons.

  Fujian Province has launched a three-level typhoon emergency response on the evening of the 2nd, requiring some coastal fishing boats and aquaculture fishermen to evacuate and go ashore in time; at the same time, the Fujian Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters upgraded the typhoon emergency response to level three at 17:00 on the 2nd.

  The arrival of "Hagupit" coincided with the end of the fishing moratorium in some areas. Fujian Province requires all people on fishing boats in Ningde, Fuzhou and Pingtan that have entered the port for shelter to be evacuated and ashore before 8 o'clock on the 3rd. The safety of fishing port facilities shall be strengthened. Before the typhoon warning is lifted, all fishing boats shall not enter the Mindong fishing grounds, the fishing grounds outside Min and the waters of the Diaoyu Islands for production operations.

  Zhejiang is also a potential typhoon landing area. Taizhou, Ningbo, Lishui and other places in the province have initiated typhoon level IV emergency response, and Wenzhou has initiated typhoon level III emergency response.

  From the 3rd to the 4th, there will be a big storm in the seas of Zhejiang. From the 3rd, the leisure fishing boats along the coast of Zhejiang will be closed, and the breeding and fishing personnel have been evacuated ashore. The 3,519 fishing boats in Taizhou city have now returned to harbor for shelter or head north Drive into safe waters. The Taizhou Maritime Safety Administration has issued a three-level typhoon prevention alert, and organized personnel to strengthen cruise inspections in key waters such as ports and waterways, to control ship dynamics in real time, and notify water-wading enterprises in the jurisdiction to pay close attention to typhoon developments and prepare for typhoon prevention.

  According to data from the Taizhou Meteorological Department, it is not uncommon to encounter double typhoons at the beginning of August, and the coexistence of three typhoons will occur 1.5 times a year on average. The most extreme event on record was that there were 5 typhoons in the Northwest Pacific from 6 am to 12 pm on August 23, 1960. (Finish)