The tropical storm Doksuri, currently near the Philippines, has grown into a super typhoon that’s threatening towns between Fujian and Guangdong’s eastern coast.
According to current forecasts, Doksuri is projected to reach within 800 km of Macao today. When it does, the Macao Meteorological and Geophysics Bureau (SMG) will issue a tropical cyclone warning signal.
With 240 km/hr winds, Doksuri is predicted to be the most powerful typhoon to hit China so far this year. In May, China narrowly escaped Typhoon Mawar, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded for the month.
Weather in Macao will be extremely hot today and tomorrow. High temperatures may generate thunderstorms with strong wind gusts in the afternoons. The orange hot weather alert has already been issued by the SMG.
In response to the typhoon, Hong Kong has suspended several high-speed train services between the SAR and mainland Chinese coastal cities, including Xiamen in Fujian, until Friday. Fujian province has ordered all offshore fishing boats to seek refuge at their nearest ports by Wednesday noon.