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Published September 13, 2017

South China Might Experience Typhoon 'Double Header' This Week

By Ben Cost

As if it wasn't bad enough that Typhoon Talim was bearing down on Southeast China this week, it might be joined by another storm, Doksuri.

 

That's right, while Talim was preparing to "Pacman" up Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast China, Doksuri was forming in the Philippines. And it looks like the two typhoons could hit China's wealthy coastal region in tandem. 

 

The Hainan Province Weather Bureau recently issued an alert for Doksuri, which was "970 km southeast of Hainan's Sanya city, packing winds up to 18 meters per second." Meanwhile, Talim is bearing down on Taiwan, which it is expected to hit later today with "maximum sustained wind speeds of 137 km per hour (85 mph) and gusts of up to 173 km/h (107 mph)," according to ABS.com.

 

It will reportedly graze the Mainland (including Shanghai) on Thursday or Friday, causing rainfall of 75 to 150 mm and possibly localized flooding. 

 

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