Typhoon Sarika eyes on China after barreling Philippines and Vietnam

Typhoon Sarika eyes on China after barreling Philippines and Vietnam

03:53 PM

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After hammering northeastern Philippines on an early Sunday and killing two, Typhoon Sarika has set its eye on South China and northern Vietnam.

The typhoon called Karen in Philippines, is likely to make its landfall in Hainan on Tuesday as a category 1 hurricane. Winds gusting at a speed of 145 /h (90 mph) are also forecasted. These destructive and strong wind are expected to contribute in power outages along with tree trembling and causing damage to property across the Island.

These destructive winds are also expected to spread across the north into the Leizhou Peninsula in southern Guangdong. However, after coming in contact with land, there are chances of the typhoon to weaken and returning to strengthen as it emerges back over water.

However, if the experts are to be trusted, the system is foreseen to move through the Gulf of Tonkin towards the border line of China and Vietnam. Sarika is expected to make a final landfall in the northeastern Vietnam on Wednesday.

However, irrespective of the fact that the typhoon will weaken, its impact would still be expected across the region.

Deadly flooding are expected to leash torrential showers over Hainan Island and north-central Vietnam. Incessant rains with excess of 200 mm is expected to fall across Hainan, northern Vietnam and the Guangxi province of southern China.

Moreover, flooding is expected on the mountainous terrain of northern Vietnam and Southern China also leading to mudslides. Rains of more than 300 mm of rains are expected over the region.

High tides in the cities from Hai Phong in Vietnam to Fangchenggang of southern China is also likely along with flooding in the coastal regions as well.

Manila has been spared from the worst of conditions, however, 50 mm of rainfall has already been recorded in parts of the city.

As per the forecasters, another typhoon is likely to hit the Northern parts of the Philippines later this week, as the West Pacific remains active.

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