As of 11:30 p.m. of October 8, over 24 typhoon alerts went into effect in Guangdong, as Typhoon Lionrock, the 17th one of the year, is forecast to make landfall between Hainan's Lingshui County and Guangdong's Xuwen county on Saturday, bringing rain storms and strong winds to the central-south Guangdong.
Lionrock was formed on today's early morning over the South China sea. At 14:00 a.m., Lionrock was estimated to be about 120km southeast of Hainan's Qiongzhou City, moving at a speed of 13 m/s, according to Guangdong Meteorological Observatory.
Photo by Guangdong Meteorological Observatory
From October 8 to 10, heavy rains are expected to put a damper over the south central part of Guangdong, which may increase the risk of disasters such as water-logged areas, mountain torrents, mudslides and landslides. 6 to 8 level gales will be experienced in the province's coastal areas, urging residents, fishing vessels and offshore support vessels to take precaution.
Ferry services running between Guangzhou's Nansha Port and islands in the city of Zhuhai on October 8 and 9 were suspended due to the rough sea.
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