China News Agency, Guangzhou, August 9 (Reporter Wang Jian) The tropical depression in the South China Sea has intensified into the No. 7 typhoon this year (tropical storm level, level 8) at 10:00 on the 9th, with the center located at the sea surface about 800 kilometers south of Guangzhou on the 10th, or land in the coastal areas of western Guangdong from noon to evening on the 10th.
Under its influence, as of 14:50 on the 9th, Guangdong had 127 typhoon, rainstorm and thunderstorm warnings in effect, including 63 typhoon warnings.
Affected by the typhoon, showers turned to heavy rains and local heavy rains occurred in coastal cities and counties in Guangdong that day; some trains passing through Zhanjiang West Station have been suspended.
In the afternoon of the same day, under the influence of the typhoon, Guangzhou "put away" the bright sunshine in the morning, became densely cloudy, poured heavy rain, and the temperature dropped to about 30 ℃.
As of 13:50 on the 9th, the city-wide typhoon warning signal issued by the Guangzhou Meteorological Observatory was in effect.
Guangzhou meteorological disaster (typhoon) level IV emergency response was also activated at 11:13 on the same day.
According to an analysis by the Guangdong Meteorological Bureau, the typhoon may land on the coast of western Guangdong to eastern Hainan with a tropical storm level (level 9) or a strong tropical storm level (level 10) during the day on the 10th, and it is more likely to land on the coast of noon to the evening on the 10th. Leizhou Peninsula.
Meteorological experts said that from the current cloud map, the structure of the typhoon is relatively loose, asymmetric, and has the characteristics of a hollow typhoon; not only the landing point, but also the surrounding wind and rain, especially the southeast wind area on the right side, the wind and rain will be more obvious .
The Guangdong Meteorological Bureau predicts that under the influence of the typhoon, from the night of the 9th to the 10th, there will be heavy rains to heavy rains and local heavy rains in eastern Guangdong, the Pearl River Delta and western Guangdong cities and counties, and coastal cities and counties will be accompanied by strong winds of magnitude 8 to 10. ; On the 11th, there were heavy to heavy rains in cities and counties in western Guangdong.
At present, Guangdong has launched a windproof level IV emergency response.
The Guangdong Provincial General Headquarters for Flood Control, Drought Control and Wind Control requires all relevant departments in various regions to quickly organize maritime merchant ships, fishing boats, fishing rafts, and wind power construction platforms to implement wind protection measures.
Among them, all fishing boats operating at sea in the province must return to the port to take shelter before 12:00 on the 9th, and all personnel (including crew) of fishing rafts and offshore wind power construction platforms must go ashore before 12:00 on the 9th to avoid danger.