Powerful Typhoon Muifa to hit Eastern Coast of China

By on Aug 6, 2011 in Asia, Science, Weather, World Comments

Typhoon Muifa’s direction
Image Credit: Joint Typhoon Warning Center

A powerful typhoon Muifa which recently devastated parts of the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan is likely to hit eastern coast of China between Saturday to Sunday afternoon according to China’s Central Meteorological Administration as reported by several international news sites on Friday, August 05, 2011.

More than hundred thousand of residents in the eastern coast of China, Zhejiang province and Fujian province reportedly moved and thousands of ships were called back to harbor, as winds arrived at 162km/h (100mph), creating 36ft (11m) of waves.

Meanwhile, the Shanghai municipal government was said to have sent an urgent notice to their residents to go outdoors if necessary.

Furthermore, China Southern Airlines reportedly called off more than 140 flights to eastern China starting Saturday afternoon.

In addition to this, a warning of a “severe impact” was given by China Eastern Airlines on its services in Shanghai as reported by a news agency.

Typhoon Muifa was said to be the worst storm to ever hit the city since typhoon Matsa in 2005, in which the latter claimed 19 lives in China and caused huge damage.

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