Ships docked at a port in Haikou, capital of Hainan Province, south China, on October 23, 2020. [Photo / Xinhua]

Hainan Meteorological Service renewed a warning to noon Typhoon Molave on Tuesday, saying it has become a typhoon, with winds up to 150 kilometers per hour at its center 450 kilometers to the southeast of the city of Sansha from 9 am.

service said Molave, Typhoon 18a of this year, is moving northwest at a speed of about 25 kmh and will go to and land on the central coast of Vietnam on Wednesday morning after sweeping over southern sea of ​​southern China's Zhongsha and Xisha islands.

Accompanied by cold air, Molave ​​is expected to bring a torrential rain to most of the island of Hainan on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

services across the Qiongzhou Strait, linking Hainan with shipping Guangdong Province, will be suspended from 5 pm on Tuesday, the local office of maritime safety Said.

Hainan has been slammed repeatedly by strong winds showered d during the last two weeks, with typhoons Nangka, the first to arrive on the island this year on Oct 13, forcing the cancellation of more than 190 flights, the suspension of ferry services, rail and highway transport and closing schools and tourist attractions.

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

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