China issues alert on approaching typhoon Parma


China’s central observatory issued an alert Sunday morning on typhoon Parma, which was expected to make a landing on southern China Monday or Tuesday.

As of 5 a.m. Sunday, the eye of Parma was located at 500 kilometers southeast off Wanning city in Hainan Province, packing winds up to 64.8 km per hour, observatory said.

Parma, which has left at least 299 dead in the Philippines, would continue moving northwestward at 15 km per hour and was expected to land at south China’s coastal areas along Lingshui in Hainan and Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province Monday night or Tuesday morning, it said.

The typhoon would bring high winds to coastal areas of Guangdong and Taiwan as well as southern part of Fujian coastal regions and eastern Hainan coast. Central and eastern parts of Hainan as well as southwestern Guangdong would expect heavy rains or rainstorm Sunday, it said.

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