Taiwan has issued a warning to ships and airlines have cancelled several flights today (Wednesday 13 September) as the island prepares for Typhoon Talim. The storm is expected to hit cities including the capital Taipei, before moving swiftly towards China potentially as a super typhoon.
Tropical Storm Doksuri is expected to intensify to a strong typhoon and brush past the southern coast of Hainan province late on Thursday or early Friday.
Hainan has suspended trains in and out of the island province over the next few days, while ships and offshore workers have been told to seek shelter.
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways said flights to and from Sanya, the southernmost city on Hainan island, may be affected on Friday.
In face of the twin typhoons, provinces in their way have been on high alert for heavy rainfall, storm surges, flash floods and landslides and more than 200,000 people in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces have been evacuated.
It is estimated that as many as half a million people may need to be evacuated if the storm intensifies.