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Tropical storm Trami forecast to bring rainfall to Xiamen from Thursday

  The Fujian Province meteorological observatory issued a sea warning for tropical storm Trami Monday afternoon, warning boats operating in waters off central and northern Fujian to be extra alert. The sea warning for Trami was issued at 17:00 p.m., when the storm was centered some 885 kilometers southeast of Taipei. It was moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 18 km per hour and packing sustained winds of 101 kph, with gusts of up to 126 kph, the observatory said. Trami, the 12th tropical storm this year, is forecast to strike Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon.

3,780 trees blown down in Xiamen as typhoon Soulik hits Fujian

    Typhoon Soulik has battered Fujian with torrential rain and powerful winds, leaving about 400,000 people affected by the super-typhoon.  A total of 3,780 trees were blown down during the powerful typhoon in Xiamen. The storm-damaged trees, including Pterocarpus indicus, flame trees, Bauhinia blakeana and Bombax, were mainly located on Xiahe Road, Lianqian East Road, Lianqian West Road, Zhongzhai Road, Nanshan Road, Binhai West Road and Haixiang Road. According to reports, more than 2,000 rescue personnel have been deployed to clear the trees

Xiamen receives nearly 7 times the historical average rainfall for Nov

   Heavy rains in the the previous two days caused waterlogging and floods in Xiamen   According to statistics from the Xiamen Meteorological Bureau, Xiamen has received a total of about 200 mm precipitation so far in November, nearly 7 times the historical average rainfall in November, reports Xiamen Evening News.   Heavy rains hit Xiamen in the previous two days bringing up to 120mm rain to the whole city, while the average rainfall for November was only 33 mm for the past ten years. Normally, autumn and winter are the driest

Downgraded Nanmadol to continue to bring rains to Fujian

Nanmadol, the 11th tropical storm to hit China this year, weakened to a tropical depression early Wednesday morning after bringing heavy rains to east China's Fujian Province.   Coastal cities in Fujian have been battered by downpours since Nanmadol landed in the city of Jinjiang at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to the provincial meterological authority.   Nanmadol weakened to a tropical depression at 5 a.m. Wednesday.It is expected to further weaken before it leaves Jinjiang, the provincial meterological authority said.   Nanmadol has been bringing

Xiamen issues level-2 typhoon alert in response to Nanmadol

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nanmadol was centered 76 kilometers east-southeast of Xiamen. It is moving north-northwest and is expected to make landfall between Putian and Zhangpu this afternoon to midnight    Nanmadol, the 11th typhoon of the year, weakened to a tropical storm at around 10 a.m. Monday after making landfall in Taiwan at 4:25 a.m. Monday. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nanmadol was centered 76 kilometers east-southeast of Xiamen in southern Fujian. It is moving north-northwest and is expected to make landfall between Putian and Zhangpu this afternoon to midnight,

Nanmadol expected to make landfall between Fuqing & Zhao'an tomorrow

Typhoon Nanmadol was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall near Dawu in Taiwan. It is expected to make landfall between Fuqing & Zhao'an in Fuijan on Tuesday after leaving Taiwan. (Photo: www.tropicalstormrisk.com)    Typhoon Nanmadol was downgraded to a tropical storm early Monday, shortly after it made landfall near Dawu in the eastern Taiwan county of Taitung, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said. The storm is likely to continue to lose strength and will move offshore somewhere between Taichung and Tainan by midnight, forecasters

Tropical Storm Meari building strength, sets course for Fujian

Tropical Storm Meari's cold thunderstorm cloud tops were captured on this infrared image from NASA's AIRS instrument on June 21 at 17:11 UTC (1:11 p.m. EDT). AIRS flies on NASA's Aqua satellite. This image shows most of the strongest thunderstorms (purple) around the center of circulation.   The AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the western North Pacific's seventh tropical depression become massive Tropical Storm Meari overnight. Meari is so large that it takes up almost the entire Philippine Sea and it's on track toward southeastern

Fujian & Guangdong to fight landing of this year's 3rd tropical storm Sarika

China's flood control office on Friday launched actions to cope with the first tropical storm set to land on the country this year.   The tropical storm Sarika will hit landfall early Saturday, said the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters (SFDH).   It has dispatched two task forces to Guangdong and Fujian provinces to help fight the storm.   The tropical storm, the third one this year, is moving at a speed about 20 to 25 km per hour to the northwest, said the SFDH.   The storm began at 2:00 a.m. Friday at a sea area about 500 km from

Typhoon Megi weakens, to make landfall between Jinjiang and Zhangzhou

The predicted path of Typhoon Megi in 12 hours.  (Picture: www.tropicalstormrisk.com)   Xiamen Weather Bureau has this morning issued severe typhoon warning. Typhoon Megi is forecasted to make landfall in Fujian between Zhangzhou and Quanzhou sometime this afternoon, as according to Hong Kong Phoenix TV.   View of Xiamen before Typhoon Megi    Typhoon Megi which skirted southern Taiwan, bringing rain and strong winds to Taiwan as the storm churned its way toward southern China, triggering

Typhoon Megi turns for Xiamen and gains in intensity

After wrecking devastation in Luzon on the northern Philippines, Typhoon Megi was regaining its destructive force and moving in the direction of southern China which it is expected to reach on Saturday near Xiamen (see tropicalstormrisk.com's pictures).     Picture taken from www.tropicalstormrisk.com on 21st Oct 2010   The path of Typhoon Megi in 72 hours   The path of the typhoon which was predicted to head for Hainan & Vietnam turns towards Fujian & Guangdong.   The typhoon has generated winds of 187km/h

Xiamen issues high wind warning ahead of super typhoon Megi

Typhoon MEGI: Storm-centered zoom at 96 hours lead (0:00am Oct. 19)    This year’s super Typhoon Megi entered the South China Sea on Oct 19th. Though it is not heading north to Xiamen at present, it has brought strong winds to  the city during the past few days, xmnn.cn reports.   Under the control of cold high-pressure, weather in Xiamen remains stable on Oct 18th. Temperatures in the morning and evening were low, with the lowest temperature at 21.8℃ and maximum temperature at 26.1℃ in the afternoon. Besides, being affected by

11th tropical storm Fanapi formed, heading towards Taiwan & Fujian

Post and forecast track of tropical storm Fanapi   Southeast China is on flood alert and emergency services are preparing for the onslaught of tropical storm Fanapi, which is expected to hit early next week. An official with the flood control and drought relief headquarters in east China's Zhejiang Province said Fanapi, expected to be the 11th tropical storm to hit China this year, formed in the western Pacific late Wednesday.   At 11 a.m. Thursday, the storm was 1,000 km southeast of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang, and it was forecast to land around Sept. 20, according to

2 typhoons Lionrock & Namtheun may collide near Xiamen, 3rd on its way

    Three tropical storms show around the Taiwan Strait 24 hours from now   Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to hit Xiamen in the next two days as two tropical storms are coming from different directions, with another one forecast to likely affect the region later this week, reports Xiamen Economic Daily.   Tropical storm LIONROCK is estimated to make landfall in Xiamen on Thursday afternoon, bringing intense rainfalls on Wednesday and Thursday. LIONROCK is currently southeast of Hong Kong and moving into the Taiwan Strait. It is

El Nino leads to fewer typhoons in Xiamen this year

El Nino can affect the forms of tropical cyclones   Compared with the last summer, searing heat has been lingering much longer in Xiamen this summer. Actually, the entire northwestern Asia-Pacific kept unaffected by tropical storms or typhoons this year. Xiamen residents wonder why all the typhoons of this year bypass Xiamen.   El Nino is undoubtedly the 'prime culprit'. In meteorology, a tropical cyclone forms when many conditions are met. For example, there must be an area of low pressure that moves over warm water. The El Nino, which is

3 to 4 typhoons forecast to affect Xiamen in Aug, Sep and Oct

Three to four tropical storms or typhoons are forecasted to affect Xiamen in the next few months.   According to the Xiamen Meteorological Observatory, three to four tropical storms or typhoons are forecasted to influence Xiamen in the next few months, including one or two in August, one in September, and one in October, reports Xiamen Economic Daily.   “The forecasted one or two tropical storms or typhoons will probably come in early or late August,” an expert at the Xiamen Meteorological Observatory said.   In response to