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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Two tropical storms make landfall in China

Two tropical storm that brushed past Taiwan turned inland and made landfall in Fujian province, in southeast China.

Tropical Storm Namtheun passed through the Straits of Taiwan and turned west making landall yesterday in Quanzhou City. Tropical Storm Lionrock is making landfall currently with 55 MPH average winds near the border of Guandong and Fujian provinces.

SE China faces tropical storm Lionrock after Namtheun lands (Xinhua)
SHANGHAI, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Lionrock will bring heavy rains and strong gales to southeast China's coastal areas, closely following tropical storm Namtheun which hit Fujian Province a day ago, local authorities said Wednesday.

Tropical storm Lionrock had weakened but was moving quicker at 10 p.m. Tuesday, heading towards the coastal cities of Guangdong and Fujian provinces, according to Guangdong Provincial observatory.

Moving at a speed of 83 kilometers per hour, Lionrock is expected to make landfall in the area from Guangsong's Shanwei City to Fujian's Xiamen City, late Wednesday or early Thursday, and might strengthen before landing, said Lin Liangxun, forecaster of the observatory.

Lionrock will bring heavy rain to the area from Tuesday to Thursday.

Another tropical storm named Namtheun, which made landfall in Hui'an County in Quanzhou City in Fujian at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to weaken early Wednesday afternoon.

The Namtheun is forecasted to blast Fujian's coastal cities, including Quanzhou, Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Putian, from Thursday to Friday, with heavy rains, according to Fujian provincial observatory.

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