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Maliksi Drops Rain on Southeastern China

Former Tropical Storm Maliksi dropped rain on parts of southeastern China on Saturday. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday the center of Tropical Depression Maliksi was located at latitude 23.0°N and longitude 112.0°E which put it about 125 miles (200 km) west of Guangzhou, China. Maliksi was moving toward the north-northeast at 12 m.p.h. (19 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 35 m.p.h. (55 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 45 m.p.h. (75 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 1002 mb.

Former Tropical Storm Maliksi weakened to a tropical depression after it made landfall on the coast of southern China west of Hong Kong late on Friday. Thunderstorms were still occurring in bands in the eastern and southern parts of Maliksi’s circulation. Some of those thunderstorms were dropping heavy rain on parts of southeastern China. Heavy rain was falling in parts of Guangdong. Prolonged heavy rain could cause floods in some locations.

The circulation around Tropical Depression Maliksi will continue to weaken as it moves over southeastern China. Maliksi could dissipate by the end of the weekend.