China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has issued a red alert for Typhoon Muifa at 10 a.m. on September 14.
Severe Typhoon Muifa, the twelfth typhoon of 2022, was located about 185 kilometers southeast of Xiangshan County in Zhejiang Province at 10 a.m. on September 14. Muifa is expected to maintain or increase its intensity as it moves northwest at 20-25 km/h and makes landfall between Zhejiang's Sanmen County and Zhoushan City in the late afternoon of September 14, after which it will continue to move northwest while gradually weakening. It will then cross Hangzhou Bay and make landfall again this evening at typhoon strength between Jiaxing City in Zhejiang and Pudong District in Shanghai.
Gale Forecast: From 14:00 on September 14 to 14:00 on September 15, there will be Force 6-8 gales in most of the East China Sea, most of the Yellow Sea, the Bohai Sea, the Bohai Strait, the Yangtze Estuary, Hangzhou Bay, the north coast of Fujian, the coast of Shandong, eastern Zhejiang, Shanghai and eastern Jiangsu.
There will be Force 9-11 gales with gusts up to Force 12-14 in the west-central part of the East China Sea, Hangzhou Bay, the Yangtze Estuary, the north-central coast of Zhejiang, the coast of Shanghai, and the east coast of Jiangsu. The wind speed near Muifa's eye could reach Force 12-15, with gusts up to Force 16 or 17.
Precipitation Forecast: From 14:00 on September 14 to 14:00 on September 15, the Liaodong Peninsula, east-central Shandong, eastern Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai and north-central Zhejiang will experience heavy rain and there will be torrential rain in some areas of the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula, eastern Jiangsu, Shanghai and northeastern Zhejiang.
(Video provided by CMA, cover image is an ocean wave, affected by typhoon Muifa, hitting the shore of Wenling City, Zhejiang Province, September 14. 2022. /CFP)
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