High waves expected in South China Sea

China’s maritime authority on Monday issued an early warning for high waves that may occur in the South China Sea.

The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center issued a yellow warning, the second-lowest level in the country’s four-tier color-coded typhoon warning system, for Typhoon Utor, which is expected to affect the sea area from noon on Monday to noon on Tuesday.

The center warned of waves as high as eight meters in the eastern and northern part of the South China Sea and waves that will measure 1.5 to 2.5 meters high in waters off South China’s Guangdong Province.

Ships in these sea areas should take timely measures to return to harbor to avoid the waves, the center urged.


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