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China issues yellow alert for new Typhoon Pakhar

Staff Writer |
China's national observatory Friday evening issued a yellow alert for Typhoon Pakhar, which is expected to hit southern Guangdong Province on Sunday.

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According to the National Meteorological Center (NMC), at 5 p.m. Friday, the eye of Pakhar was at sea 220 km to the northeast of Manila, capital of the Philippines, packing winds of up to 23 meters per second.

The NMC has forecast that the typhoon will move into the South China Sea and make landfall near the cities of Shenzhen and Zhanjiang.

For this reason, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan provinces will see torrential rain in the coming days, the NMC said.

The center suggested local governments take precautions against possible geological disasters, and ships in affected areas return to port.

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