Typhoons likely done with region in '20
China Daily

A tree is uprooted in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, after Typhoon Maysak hit the province, on Sept 3, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Experts say that typhoons are not likely to affect Northeast China for the rest of this year after three hit the region from August to mid-September.

The three-Bavi, Maysak and Haishen-brought gales and torrential rains to the region, though they didn't land in the country.

The National Meteorological Center said that from Sept 2 to 4, daily rainfall monitored by 49 national meteorological observatories in the provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang hit a record high in the month.

The Ministry of Water Resources said that rain affected 23 rivers in the northeast-including the Mudan River in Heilongjiang province and the Liaohe River in Liaoning province-all of which exceeded their alarm levels for flooding.

Qian Chuanhai, a senior engineer from the China Meteorological Administration, said at a news conference on Monday that abnormal atmospheric circulation and a stationary subtropical high that brought warm and humid air to the region attracted the typhoons.

"However, since cold air in the northeast will be active in autumn and the subtropical high will move southward, typhoons are not likely to affect the region again," he said, adding that such storms will mainly affect the south.

The center said that due to affects caused by Typhoon Noul, which landed in Vietnam on Friday, coastal areas in South China will experience heavy rainfall.

From Sept 25 to 30, rainfall in the south will be about 50 percent more than usual for period.

As of Monday, 12 typhoons have formed in the Northwest Pacific and the South China Sea, six fewer than average during the same period.

Among them, four landed in China, 1.8 fewer than average, the center said.