China News Service, Hangzhou, September 14 (Zhang Yuhuan) As the typhoon "Plum Blossom" approaches, the strongest wind and rain periods in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai have arrived.

The reporter learned from the Zhejiang Meteorological Observatory that due to the influence of the typhoon, the daily rainfall in many places in Zhejiang will exceed 200 mm, and the winds in the coastal areas are strong, and the gusts in some sea areas can exceed 12. The above-mentioned areas need to be alert to the occurrence of geological disasters and storm surges.

  Typhoon "Meihua" was located at 27.8 degrees north latitude and 123.3 degrees east longitude at 8:00 on the 14th, about 225 kilometers southeast of Xiangshan County, Zhejiang Province. It is expected that "Meihua" will move at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour to the northwest. , the intensity is basically maintained, and it is gradually approaching the coast of central and northern Zhejiang. It is most likely to land on the coast from Sanmen to Zhoushan from the afternoon to the night of the 14th (typhoon level or strong typhoon level, 38 m ~ 45 m / s, 13 ~ 14) ); after landfall, "Plum Blossom" will continue to move northwestward, and its intensity will gradually weaken.

On the 13th, there was rain in the coastal expressway section of Zhejiang.

Photo by Wang Yifei

  On the 13th, due to the influence of the typhoon inverted trough cloud system and the cloud system outside the main body, obvious wind and rain weather has occurred in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai. Among them, there are heavy to heavy rains in parts of northern Zhejiang and southeastern Jiangsu, and local heavy rains such as Shaoxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang may Heavy rain.

From 20:00 on the 11th to 8:00 on the 14th, due to the influence of the typhoon, the rainfall in Zhejiang Province was 33.2 mm, the rainfall in 3 prefecture-level cities was greater than 50 mm, and the rainfall in 6 counties (cities, districts) was greater than 100 mm. The cumulative rainfall per station The volume has 58 stops over 250mm.

  Today, the gusts in the East China Sea are expected to be 12 to 14, and the gusts of the nearby sea areas where the typhoon center passes are 15 to 16; the gusts of 9 to 10 on the sea surface along the central and northern coast of Zhejiang have gradually increased to 13 to 15. Local 16.

Fishing boats taking shelter from the wind at Chongzhan Port, Xiangshan, Zhejiang.

Photo by Wang Yifei

  In response to the "Plum Blossom" attack, the Yangtze River Delta Railway decided to upgrade the flood control and typhoon warning and response from Level II to Level I starting from 6:00 on the 14th, according to the changes in the typhoon's operating path and the scope of influence.

As of 8:00 on the 14th, the railway department plans to suspend the Ningbo-Taizhou section of the Hangzhou-Shenzhen high-speed railway from 14:00 to 24:00 on the 14th, based on the suspension of some passenger trains on the Shanghai-Kunming, Xiaoyong, Beijing-Shanghai and other ordinary speed lines. All trains (including EMU trains and ordinary speed trains) in Ningbo will be suspended from 16:00 to 24:00 on Sunday.

More than 380 trains are expected to be suspended.

  The meteorological department reminded that due to the strong intensity of "Plum Blossom", strong winds and heavy rain, and attacking Zhejiang directly, it is necessary to guard against the adverse effects of strong winds and rainstorms on urban operation, transportation, fishery and aquaculture, agricultural production, etc., and prevent the possibility of heavy rainfall. Secondary disasters such as mountain torrents, geological disasters, and small and medium-sized river floods.

At present, there are multiple low-pressure systems on land and on the sea, which may interact with each other. There is still some uncertainty in the later path, and the meteorological department will continue to monitor.