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Typhoon Kujira struck south China's Hainan Province

Jun 23, 2015 08:44 IST

Typhoon Kujira struckKujira: Typhoon that made landfall in south China's Hainan Province

Typhoon Kujira struck China on 22 June 2015. The typhoon made its landfall in south China’s Hainan province with heavy rain in the drought hit island. It also carried packing winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour.

Typhoon Kujira is the eighth typhoon of 2015.

The National Meteorological Center yesterday issued a yellow alert, the third highest ranking of its four-level warning system for Typhoon Kujira.

The typhoon led to evacuation of more than 40000 people and cancellation of 63 flights at the Meilan International Airport in the provincial capital. Haikou and Sanya Phoenix International Airport has canceled 99 flights.

The typhoon weakened into a tropical storm one hour after its landfall in Hainan.

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