China's national observatory on Wednesday renewed a yellow alert for Typhoon Saola, which is expected to bring gales and heavy rains to the country's eastern and southern coastal regions.
Typhoon Saola is moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour, and is expected to move into the northeast waters of the South China Sea on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, China's (Xinhua) news agency reported citing the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
It is likely to make landfall on the coast somewhere in an area stretching from southern Fujian to eastern Guangdong during Friday daytime, the NMC said.
Strong winds will hit the Bashi Channel, the Taiwan Strait and the coast of Fujian from Wednesday morning to Thursday due to the typhoon, according to the NMC.
Heavy rains will lash parts of Taiwan Island. Some areas are likely to experience rainstorms, the NMC said.
The center has urged local authorities to prepare for potential emergencies caused by the typhoon and remain on high alert for possible mountain torrents and geological disasters. (QNA)