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Typhoon Nesat Hits Hainan Island and Heads for Vietnam

Typhoon Nesat and Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae Head Towards Hainan Island

Typhoon Nesat has hit Hainan Island in China and is on track to roll over Vietnam within the next 24 hours. Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae will follow closely behind on the same path. The storms will bring winds of up to 175 km p/h to South East China and Northern Vietnam. Hong Kong has issued a tropical cyclone warning. The HK Observatory issued the following advisory:

“The Strong Wind Signal, No.3 will remain in force for some time. There will be squally showers and seas will be rough to very rough. The public should remain on the alert.

“The high tide that will occur at around 11 pm tonight may cause flooding in low-lying areas of Hong Kong. The water level at Quarry Bay is expected to reach around 3 metres.

“In the past hour, the maximum gusts recorded at Cheung Chau, Star Ferry and Chek Lap Kok were 91, 91 and 76 kilometres per hour respectively.”

The Korean Meteorological Agency has forecast that the effects of Nalgae will be felt in Vietnam from the afternoon of 3rd October 2011 after crossing through the Philippines and Hainan.

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