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China renews red alert for Typhoon Mangkhut

Updated: Sep 16,2018 1:40 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s national observatory renewed a red alert for Typhoon Mangkhut on Sept 16.

Mangkhut is expected to land in the coastal areas between Zhuhai and Wuchuan of South China’s Guangdong province on the afternoon or evening of Sept 16, the National Meteorological Center said. After the landfall, the typhoon will continue to move northwest, but its force will dwindle.

The eye of the typhoon was located on the South China Sea about 420 kilometers to the southeast of Taishan city, Guangdong, as of 5:00 am of Sept 16, according to the center.

Southern regions including the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Hainan will be hit by gales and storms on Sept 16 and 17, the center said.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system for severe weather, with red the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.