The buildings were flooded in the aftermath of Typhoon Vamco, in the region of Cagayan Valley in the Philippines, 14 November 2020. Philippine Coast Guard / Handout via Reuters

HAIKOU - China's southern Hainan province has ordered the suspension of ferry services across the Qiongzhou Strait from 6 am on Saturday as Typhoon 22 approaches the year.

is expected to Ferry operations in the Strait resume Sunday afternoon, according to local maritime authorities.

Because of the winds and torrential rains brought by Typhoon Vamco, some train services to and from the island were also arrested tropical.

the resort town of Sanya in Hainan ordered all tourist sites to suspend operations since Friday night.

China's national observatory on Saturday renewed a blue alert for Vamco, which is expected to bring downpours and strong winds to parts of the coastal areas of southern China.

The center of Va MCO was about 135 km to the southwest of the city of Sansha, Hainan Province, at 5 in the morning on Saturday with winds of up to 50 meters per second near the eye, according to the National Meteorological Center.

The typhoon is expected to move northwestward at a speed of about 15 km per hour to 20 kilometers per hour, before landing on the central coast and northern Vietnam.

China has a weather alert system with four color-coded levels, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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