Successive typhoons predicted in south China's Hainan

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HAIKOU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Three typhoons are expected to successively hit south China's island province of Hainan in mid-October, local weather station forecasted.

The province is currently experiencing typhoon Linfa, which is the 15th cyclone of this year, with torrential rains hitting the southeastern stretch of Hainan, the Xisha Islands, as well as parts of the province's coastal areas from Sunday.

The 16th typhoon of this year will form in the east of the South China Sea on Monday, and it is expected to make landfall late Tuesday or daytime on Wednesday in southeastern Hainan.

As soon as the 16th typhoon recedes, a new one is forecasted to hit the South China Sea around Thursday, generating storms from Oct. 15 to 19, according to the Hainan provincial weather station.

The local emergency management department has warned of possible floodings in medium and small rivers, urban flooding and geological disasters in mountainous areas. Vessels, ports, aquatic farms and beach resorts have been asked to make necessary preparations to mitigate any risk.