Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tropical storm Nuri makes landfall in China's Guangdong

Tropical storm Nuri made landfall in Nanlang Town, Zhongshan City, of the southern Guangdong Province at 10:10 p.m. on Friday, packing winds of up toforce-10, or 90 km per hour.

Typhoon Nuri was downgraded to a strong tropical storm, the 12th this year, at 4:55 p.m. on Friday after it landed in the coastal areas along Sai Kung of Hong Kong, according to the provincial meteorological station.

Under its influence, force 8 to 10 winds hit the eastern part of Guangdong and the Pearl River Delta. In Shenzhen, the strongest wind was clocked at 42 meters per second, an equivalent of force 14.

Nuri was likely to continue ebbing and moving northwestward. From Friday night till Sunday, torrential rains were expected in western Guangdong and the Pearl River Delta.

Source: Xinhua

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