China prepares for strong winds and rain as Typhoon Kompasu approaches

Typhoon Kompasu (18th of the year) is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the southern regions of China.

Kompasu was seen in the Northeastern region of the South China Sea around 10 a.m. Tuesday. It is located 910km east of Wanning City, Hainan Province. The wind gusts were up to 90 km/h at its centre, according to Xinhua news agency.

It will travel westward at approximately 28 km/h towards the island province.

At 9.30 a.m. Tuesday, the provincial flood, wind, and drought control headquarters upgraded to level-III.

According to the provincial meteorological authority, the typhoon will make landfall in coastal areas between Wenchang City and Lingshui Li Autonomous County during the afternoon and night.

Heavy rain will affect both Hainan and the southern and eastern parts of Guangdong province.

Three ports in Haikou (the capital of Hainan) have been closed so far.

The fishing boats were retorted to port, and all outdoor activities were halted.

According to the provincial emergency management, the typhoon could have serious consequences for Hainan’s agricultural production.