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Typhoon Talas to hit south China on Sunday morning

Staff Writer |
Typhoon Talas, the fourth typhoon of the year, took shape Saturday afternoon and is moving towards China's southernmost island province of Hainan, local weather forecast bureau said.

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The tropical storm, whose eye was located in the South China Sea some 250 km southeast of Lingshui Li Autonomous County as of 5 p.m. Saturday, is most likely to make landfall between the cities of Wanning and Sanya on Sunday morning, the bureau said.

Strong winds and heavy rain are expected in Hainan beginning Saturday night.

Ships in the middle and northern parts of the South China Sea and those off the coast of Hainan were advised to take immediate precaution. Alerts for typhoon and geological disasters have been issued.

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