Typhoon Cempaka makes landfall in China's Guangdong, says Xinhua

by Reuters
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:08 GMT

ARCHIVE PHOTO: People walk in the rainstorm as typhoon Lekima approaches in Shanghai, China August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Typhoon Cempaka is the first typhoon to hit China this year

July 20 (Reuters) - Typhoon Cempaka made landfall in the coastal area of south China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday night, becoming the first typhoon to make landfall in China this year, according to state media.

Cempaka, the seventh typhoon this year, landed on the coast of Jiangcheng district in the city of Yangjiang, packing winds of up to 118.8 km per hour near its eye, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the provincial meteorological center.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru Editing by David Goodman )