Tropical storm Meari nears East China Sea

14:29, June 24, 2011      

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Meari, the fifth tropical storm this year, is forecast to spiral into the southeastern part of the East China Sea between Friday night and Saturday morning, packing winds of about 33 meters per second.

Meari was about 1,020 km to the southeast of Wenzhou, a coastal city of Zhejiang at 5 a.m. Friday, and was moving at 25 km per hour to the direction of northwest, said the province's meteorological authorities.

The tropical storm will bring heavy rain and downpours to coastal regions and islands of Zhejiang from Friday to Sunday.

Source: Xinhua
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