Nalgae has weakened into a severe tropical storm heading west

Report
from Government of the People's Republic of China
Published on 02 Oct 2011 View Original

The Central Meteorological Office continues to issue Blue alert for typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on October 2:

Nalgae, the 19th typhoon in this year, has weakened into a severe tropical storm at 2:00 p.m. today. At 5:00 p.m. today, it was centered about 720 km east by south of Sanya, Hainan province (17.2N, 116.4E) with maximum wind force up to scale 11 (30m/s).

It is forecasted to move west at speed of 10 to 15 km per hour approaching southern coast of Hainan with sustaining or gaining intensity.

Affected by the storm and cold air, in the next 24 hours from 8:00 p.m. today, there will be high wind with scale 7 to 9 and gust up to scale 10 and 11 affecting most parts of East China Sea, Taiwan Strait, Bashi Channel, northern and central South China Sea, coast of Zhejiang, coast of Fujian, coast of Taiwan, coast of Guangdong, and coast of Hainan. The waters that Nalgae passes away will be hit by gale with scale 10 to 12 and gust to 13 and 14. Beibu Gulf will be also hit by high wind with scale 7 and 8.

In the next 14 hours from 8:00 p.m. today, there will be heavy rain affecting eastern Hainan, northeastern coast of Fujian, southeastern coast of Zhejiang and Taiwan. Parts eastern Taiwan will be hit by rainstorm with isolated severe or extreme rainstorm. (Oct. 2)