21 October 2010 10:53 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Typhoon Megi slightly weakened on Thursday afternoon as it heads towards ?xml:namespace>
At 17:00 hours Hong Kong time (09:00 GMT), Megi was estimated to be about 420 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong and was forecast to move north at a speed of 8km/hour gradually edging closer to the coast of eastern Guangdong, based on the advisory.
It said that the typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometres per hour (km/h) as of 14:00 hours on Thursday, down from the wind strength of 225km/h it had when it ripped through northern
The super typhoon was expected to weaken further before it strikes
Other southern provinces, including Hainan and
Chinese provincial authorities had also warned that the typhoon could generate huge waves that could devastate coastal areas, including
Meanwhile, state-owned refiner China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) could shut its offshore oil and gas wells because of Megi, Xinhua said.
Petrochemical companies in south
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