After the powerful typhoon Doksuri, another threat called Khanun is approaching a densely populated area. Forecast.
Typhoon Doksuri was the strongest to hit Fujian province in over 70 years. The town of Baisha, in Putian county, received a record 648 mm of rainfall in a single day. Wind gusts reached almost 180 km/h over the city of Jinjiang. Landslides occurred in the city of Nanan. Almost 125,000 residents were evacuated when the typhoon arrived.
After Doksuri, Khanun
A second typhoon is set to make landfall in China in the next few days. Khanun is expected to intensify by Monday. Maximum gusts could reach 150 km/h.
Fig. 1; Source: CIMSS
A densely populated area in its path
The path of typhoon Khanun, which came from the eastern Philippines, is expected to bring it ashore this Wednesday in China's Zhejiang province, between Shanghai and Fujian, a major economic region with a population of over 65 million.
Huge amounts of rain expected
Typhoon Khanun is expected to bring very heavy rainfall to its path. By next Thursday, it could reach 300 to 400 mm in some places. These heavy rains could lead to flooding and landslides.
Khanun will be the third typhoon to hit China in less than three weeks, following the passage of Doksuri and Talim ten days ago.