Tropical Storm “Nalgae” moving along the southern coast of China

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After making 5 landfalls in the Philippines and leaving more than 120 people dead and at least 36 missing, Tropical Cyclone “Nalgae” is moving north-westwards over the South China Sea, towards the southern coast of China on November 2, 2022.

At 03:00 UTC on November 2, its center was located about 225 km (140 miles) south-southeast of Hong Kong.

At the time, Nalgae’s maximum 10-minute sustained winds were 85 km/h (50 mph), with gusts up to 120 km/h (75 mph), while maximum 1-minute sustained winds were 95 km/h (60 mph).

The minimum central barometric pressure was 994 hPa, and the system was weakening while moving NW at 11 km/h (6.9 mph).

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Nalgae is forecast to continue weakening and downgrade to a tropical depression as it moves along the southern coast of China, including southern Hong Kong and coastal Guangdong Province.

Authorities activated level four emergency for Guangdong, Hainan, Fujian, and Guangxi in response to the system.1

Moderate to heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast through November 4 in southern China.

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Tropical Cyclone “Nalgae” on November 2, 2022. Credit: NOAA-20/VIIRS

Before affecting China, Nalgae made 5 landfalls over the Philippines, leaving more than 120 people dead and at least 36 missing.

Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall have damaged about 11 300 houses, 141 infrastructure buildings, and 57 000 ha (140 850 acres) of cropland.

References:

1 China – Tropical Cyclone NALGAE, update (GDACS, JTWC, CMA, PAGASA, NDRRMC, media) – ECHO Daily Flash – November 2, 2022

Featured image: Tropical Cyclone “Nalgae” on November 2, 2022. Credit: NOAA-20/VIIRS

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