Hagibis Makes Landfall in Southeast China

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
June 15, 2014; 4:45 AM ET
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Tropical Storm Hagibis, that has been churning in northern parts of the South China Sea, made landfall near Shantou, China on Sunday evening, local time.

Heavy rain fell mainly over far eastern Guangdong province, with over 2 inches in Shantou as of Sunday night. Another 1-3 inches is likely in the area as the storm moves slowly inland, with total rainfall storm amounts of 3-6 inches likely.

The above image shows a satellite capture for Tropical Storm Hagibis in the South China Sea on Saturday morning, local time. Photo courtesy of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Some sporadic power outages are possible where the strongest wind gusts reach up to 60 mph near the coast, but winds will likely diminish rapidly inland.

Flooding will also be a concern, particularly along fast-responding waterways and in areas of poor drainage. Thunderstorms in outer bands may also lead to an isolated tornado across Fujian.

Hagibis will continue to weaken as it heads further inland Monday, but heavy rain and potential flooding problems will still accompany it across Fujian province into Monday night.

Content for this story contributed by AccuWeather Meteorologists Tyler Roys and Anthony Sagliani.


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