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Typhoon Megi to make landfall in Chinese mainland

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-09-24 11:20

BEIJING - Typhoon Megi, the 17th of this year, is expected to make landfall in the coastal areas of Fujian and Guangdong provinces around Wednesday, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

As of 5 a.m. Saturday, the storm center was located about 1,780 kilometers to the southeast of Taitung in Taiwan on the Pacific Ocean, packing wind of up to 23 meters per second.

Megi will head northwest at 20 kilometers per hour to reach the Chinese mainland on Sept. 28, the NMC forecasted, asking local authorities to take measures to guard against possible disasters.

Meanwhile, heavy rain will sweep across northern and northeastern China over the coming three days, with some regions in Hubei, Henan and Shaanxi seeing storms.

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