Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Hundreds of thousands flee homes as Philippines braces for direct hit from monster storm, while China raises threat level

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Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their homes in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the region, while China’s meteorological authority raised a yellow storm alert on Friday.

The alert is the second level on a four-tier warning system, and the authority has predicted the monster storm would make landfall near western Guangdong and eastern Hainan late Sunday, or early Monday.

In Hong Kong, a very hot weather warning was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory on Friday morning, with temperatures expected to rise to 35 degrees Celsius on Saturday as the city awaits the arrival of Mangkhut, which is packing sustained winds of 205km/h (127mph) and gusts measured at 255km/h…

Read more : SCMP, Sept 2018