Tropical Rainstorm Pakhar to unload heavy rain on southern China into Tuesday
Tropical Rainstorm Pakhar is drenching southern China with heavy rainfall, following the destruction caused by former Typhoon Hato less than a week ago
Pakhar, also referred to Jolina in the Philippines, formed on Thursday night, local time, about 1,050 km (650 miles) east of Manila in the Philippines. Pakhar then made it's first landfall in the Philippines on late Friday night, local time, with gusty winds and heavy rainfall.
Pakhar then emerged into the South China Sea before making a second landfall to the southwest of Hong Kong around midday Sunday.
Pakhar unleashed winds near 100 km/h (63 mph) on Hong Kong along with nearly 150 mm (6 inches) of rain.
There were numerous reports of flooding and downed trees across the city and more than 60 people were injured according to the South China Morning Post.
Pakhar also disrupted more than 300 flights and other transportation across Hong Kong.
Pakhar will continue to weaken over the next 24-48 hours as it tracks farther inland across southern China.
The storm will bring a general 75-150 mm (3-6 inches) of rain across western Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan provinces through Tuesday despite weakening.
This amount of rain on top of the rain that fell from Hato less than a week ago will create dangerous flooding and heighten the risk for mudslides across southern China and far northern Vietnam.
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