China's 1st typhoon of year hits southern coast

3 July 2022
2022-07-03 14:42

China's first typhoon this year hit the country's southern coast on Saturday, prompting port closures and the suspension of some trains and flights.

Typhoon Chaba made landfall in Maoming City, in the Guangdong Province, at around 0700GMT and brought with it stormy weather.

Chaba would be moving northwest at an average speed of 15 to 20 kilometres per hour after making landfall and was expected to swirl through Guangxi and Hainan Provinces, according to China's meteorological administration.

Having raised its emergency response to the second highest level, Hainan cancelled railway services and flights in the popular holiday destination of Sanya and the provincial capital of Haikou.

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