BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The National Meteorological Center on Sunday continued on orange alert for Typhoon Nari, the second-highest warning in its four-tier color-coded weather warning system.
Nari is the 25th typhoon to hit China this year and is expected to cross the Xisha Islands on Oct. 14 and Hainan Island on Oct. 15.
With maximum sustained winds of 120 km per hour near its center, the storm may produce gusts of up to 150 km per hour, according to the center.
Heavy rains are expected to hit Hainan Province, the southern part of Guangdong and coastal areas of Fujian from Sunday to Monday noon.
The forecasting center urged local authorities to reinforce fishing facilities and repair sea walls and sea gates to prepare for the tides.