Typhoon Podul, the 12th this year, is approaching Hainan Province and is likely to land on the southeast part of the island on Friday, according to the provincial meteorological observatory.
The typhoon formed over the northwest waters of the Pacific Ocean Tuesday morning.
It entered the South China Sea on Wednesday, and is expected to bring heavy rains and strong gales to Hainan over the next two to three days, said the observatory.
It is approaching the southeast waters of Hainan with gradually increasing intensity, packing winds of up to 120 km per hour.
Podul is likely to land on Hainan on Friday, or pass by the southern coasts of the province and head toward northern Vietnam.
Source: Accu weather