Typhoon Mekkhala makes landfall in China's Fujian



Photo shows rafts moored to take shelter from the wind at the sea area of Sansha Town of Xiapu County, southeast China's Fujian Province, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)

FUZHOU, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Mekkhala, the sixth typhoon of this year, landed in east China's Fujian Province on Tuesday morning, local meteorological authorities said.

With a maximum wind force of 33 meters per second near its center, Mekkhala landed in coastal areas of the province's Zhangpu County at around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Meteorological authorities forecast that the typhoon will move northwestward and start to weaken. ■