China issues yellow alert for ocean waves

Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China’s National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre has issued a yellow alert for ocean waves brought by typhoon Nock-Ten and a cold front.

Starting Tuesday, Nock-Ten, the 26th typhoon this year, and the cold front are expected to bring waves of 3.5-5 metres in the East China Sea as well as waters surrounding the Diaoyu Islands, Taiwan Strait, northern areas of the South China Sea and Bashi Strait, the Global Times reported.

Waves of 5-7 metres are expected in the central and eastern areas of the South China Sea, the centre said.

It also issued a blue alert for ocean waves expected in waters off the coasts of Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong provinces.

Nock-Ten hit the Philippines on Monday, resulting in the deaths of five people with eight others reported missing.