Typhoon Mekkhala makes landfall in China

Beijing, August 11 : Mekkhala, the 6th typhoon of this yr., made landfall in China’s Fujian area on Tue., bringing with it powerful winds & torrential rain.

The typhoon has disrupted traffic, awhile some of the trains were instructed to block solutions within the area, records Xinhua press agency.

Gaoqi air port within the coastal city of Xiamen postponed 51 outbound airplanes on Mon. & 38 on Tue. in the morning.

The Xiamen flood curb workplace stated that over 5,600 fishing ships had repatriated to ports & over 3,200 citizens have been evacuated.

Passenger ferries have been instructed to halt solutions in affected regions, & tourist attractions & building websites have been instructed to close.

China’s domestic observatory on Mon. released a yellow alert for typhoon Mekkhala.

Meteorological officials forecast that the typhoon going to move northwestward & begin to weaken after the landfall.

On Tue., central & southern Fujian going to experience downpours, with some of the regions seeing as many as 200 mm of rainfall.

Mekkhala is the 2nd typhoon that landed in coastal regions of east China over the past week.

On Aug 4, Hagupit, the 4th typhoon of this yr., landed in Zhejiang area, packing winds of 38 metres per 2nd near its center.