Haiyan Hits Vietnam and China

After Typhoon Haiyan caused devastation across the Philippines, it moved across the South China Sea, making landfall in Quang Ninh province in Vietnam on 10th November. Wind speeds were recorded at 122 km/h just before it made landfall.

Some heavy rainfall was seen in northern areas of Vietnam, with around 50 to 80 mm in many areas. 4 people have been reported as killed in the storm in Vietnam.

Haiyan continued northwards over Vietnam, eventually reaching Guangxi province in southern China. The province saw huge amounts of rainfall. In Beihai, 373 mm of rain was recorded in 24 hours. Hainan province also suffered, with up to 173 mm of rain in 24 hours on 10th November. According to the Chinese Interior Ministry as many as 40,000 people have been displaced by the storm, with 3 people reported as killed in the province.

Haiyan is expected to move north, north east over China today, 11th November and eventually weaken to a Tropical Depression by tomorrow, 12th November.

Typhoon Haiyan

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