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China issues yellow warning for tropical storm

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-08-20 19:47

BEIJING - A yellow warning was issued Tuesday for tropical storm Trami, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Trami, the 12th tropical storm to hit China this year, is expected to reach the northeast coast of Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon,then move toward China's southeastern coast in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, the center said.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, the tropical storm will bring strong gales to the coast of Taiwan, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. Torrential rains will hit the northern part of Taiwan, bringing precipitation of 100 to 150 mm, according to the center.

The center urged local fishing vessels to return to port and called on local authorities to step up safety inspections to brace for the storm.

China uses a four-tier, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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