Brace yourself - Xiamen expected to be affected by 4 to 5 typhoons this year
Xiamen is seeing the arrival of the annual rainy season, which is said to start on April 15th and expected to last until October 31st this year, according to the local weather bureau.
Since the beginning of 2018, the cumulative rainfall in Xiamen has exceeded 278.2mm, levels similar to the same period in previous years. However the heavy rainfalls in January this year were unusual for the city.
The Xiamen Meteorological Bureau recently announced that four to five typhoons are expected to affect the city in 2018, including one super typhoon.
It was also reported that four to five storm tides are forecast to hit Xiamen this year with one predicted to be particularly severe, according to the State Oceanic Administration.