According to the Department of Emergency Management of Guangdong, the tropical disturbance in regions of South China Sea developed into a tropical depression on the night of July 1st and it is likely to become the first typhoon that may make landfall in eastern Hainan and western Guangdong.
It is predicted that this tropical depression moves west by north at the speed of 10-15km per hour with an increasing intensity. From July 2nd to July 3rd, the western coastal regions of Guangdong will experience from strong breeze to gale with strong rainfalls (40-100cm of rainfall).
The tropical depression will also bring heavy rain to the western Guangdong and the Pearl River Delta region. Also, 2-3 meters high waves may arrive at the eastern coast, resulting in the risk of flooding in the southern Pearl River Delta.
In the next three days, special attention should be paid to navigation safety landslides and flooding.
3-Day weather forecast for Guangzhou:
July 3rd, Wednesday, overcast, heavy rain with chance of storms, 26-30℃;
July 4th, Thursday, overcast, heavy rain, 26-30℃;
July 5th, Friday, cloudy, thunderstorm, 26-32℃.
Three Typhoons will hit Shenzhen this year
According to Guangdong Meteorological Observatory, thunderstorms are approaching Guangdong from July 1st.
Shenzhen suffered from heavy rainfalls and strong winds with 907mm of the average rainfall during the pre-flood season from March 3rd to June 26th, this year. The average cultivated rainfall from May 21st to June 20th reached 398.6mm, increased by 23.3% over the same period of the last 5 years.
During the flood season in the second half year, with winds of up to 45m/s, there will be long-duration rainfalls. About 3 typhoons will hit Shenzhen and the first one will arrive before mid-July. The rainfall will be 1000mm or so, according to a forecast by Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory.
It is anticipated that the strongest typhoon of this year is likely to be another Typhoon Hato that seriously affected Guangdong in 2017. Damages happened to some municipal facilities, billboards, transport infrastructure and over 2,700 trees, causing injuries of 6 people by falling objects.
The observatory advised residents to pay attention to typhoon information, avoid dangerous areas and take precautions from natural disasters caused by typhoon.
3-Day weather forecast for Shenzhen:
July 3rd, Wednesday, cloudy, rainstorm, 24-28℃;
July 4th, Thursday, cloudy, heavy rain, 24-29℃;
July 5th, Friday, cloudy, shower, 26-30℃.
Reported by Will, Pu Enling
Edited by Olivia