In 2018, Afghanistan has experienced severe droughts, especially in the northern and western parts. At the request of the Afghan side, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) established a special service channel for Afghanistan on the World Meteorological Centre (Beijing) portal.
Around 14:00 local time of 9 October, the first charter flight carrying humanitarian aid from the Chinese government to the disaster-stricken area in Central Sulawesi arrived in Balikpapan. Commerce Minister Counselor Wang Liping from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia and Legal and Cooperation Bureau Chief Meiladyastrinda Hapsari from the National Disaster Management Authority of Indonesia handled the transfer of aid items in the airport on behalf of the two governments.
The National Meteorological Center issued red warning of typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on September 15. This year’s 22th typhoon Mangkhut, (super typhoon scale), was centered around over 760 km of northeastern South China Sea (48m/s). The minimum air pressure registered 945 hPa.
It is forecast to move west by north direction at the speed of 30 km/h and is predicted to make landfall around afternoon to the night of September 16.
At 6:00 p.m. today, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) upgraded the emergency response to typhoon Mangkhut to the level two. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place. The potential affected areas such as Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities.
The National Meteorological Center issued blue warning of typhoon at 6:00 a.m. on September 13. This year’s 23th typhoon Barijat made landfall along coast of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province at 8:30 a.m. on September 13 as severe tropical storm. At 10:00 a.m., it has been reduced into the tropical storm level. It will continue to move towards west at the speed of 20 kilometers per hour, then across Leizhou Peninsula and enter into northern sea areas of Beibu Gulf.