Typhoon Nida makes landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China
The severe tropical typhoon Nida (also known as Cariana in Philippines) made landfall near Dapeng Peninsula in China’s Guangdong Province.
Gale-force wind with up to 150 kilometers per hour speed and heavy rain followed the tropical typhoon. However, it showed signs of weakening after making landfall.
The Chinese State Oceanic Administration has issued a red alert for ocean waves and storm tides caused due to typhoon. Sea waves as high as 11 meters have been witnessed in the northern South China Sea.
The tropical typhoon Nida made landfall after battering the Philippines. It was caused by a tropical depression that had developed about 1,020 km to the east-southeast of Manila, Philippines. The cyclonic system was located within a favorable environment for development of cyclone with low vertical wind shear and very warm sea surface temperatures.
Categories: International Current Affairs 2017