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Typhoon “Cempaka” to make U-turn after landfall over China’s Guangdong Province

The Watchers

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Typhoon “Cempaka” — the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season — is slowly approaching China’s Guangdong Province where it’s expected to make landfall on July 20, 2021.

At 06:00 UTC on July 20, the center of Cempaka was located about 215 km (135 miles) WSW of Hong Kong. It had maximum 10-minute winds of 100 km/h (62 mph), with gusts to 150 km/h (90 mph). 1-minute sustained winds were 130 km/h (80 mph).

The minimum central barometric pressure was 992 hPa and the system was almost stationary.

Animated multispectral satellite imagery shows the system has maintained overall convective signature and a defined, albeit cloud-filled eye, as it tracked very slowly toward China, JTWC forecasters noted.

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