According to AP, after that, Typhoon Saola is expected to move towards Hong Kong (China) as well as some other southern provinces of China.
The Philippine Department of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Administration (PAGASA) said that since August 28, Typhoon Saola weakened slightly – turning from a super typhoon into a stronger storm.
However, there is still a possibility that Typhoon Saola will intensify into a super typhoon on August 29, the same day the storm is expected to move towards the Ba Si Channel between Taiwan and Batanes Province in the Philippines. Experts do not rule out the possibility that Saola will change direction and make landfall in Batanes.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Observatory warned that another small typhoon named Haikui was active to the east of Saola and could develop and interact with Saola, making the super typhoon more unpredictable.
Rain caused by Typhoon Saola causes flooding in Cagayan province – Philippines Photo: The Manila Standar
theo reutersThe China Meteorological Administration is also uncertain about Typhoon Saola’s path, but said it is very likely that it will bring heavy rainfall to coastal areas including Fujian and Zhejiang provinces from August 30 to 1-9.
Typhoon Saola may make landfall on the east coast of Guangdong province as early as September 1. The Fujian provincial government ordered fishing boats in some of the typhoon’s affected waters to return to shore by the afternoon of August 30.
In addition, China will also have to deal with torrential rains in the northwest, which will pose a risk of flash floods from August 28.
Since last weekend, authorities evacuated more than 3,000 people in Hunan province when heavy rains began to fall on several districts and the city of Zhangjiajie, of which Tang Xiu district recorded the heaviest and heaviest rainfall. since 1998 – up to 256 mm, according to China Central. Television (CCTV).