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Typhoon Dianmu heads for southern China

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
Typhoon Dianmu heads for southern China

Southern China is braced for rain and strong winds.

Typhoon Dianmu is scheduled to make landfall in Guangdong Province on Thursday evening.

A slow-moving storm

Dianmu is a slow-moving storm and is not particularly strong.

It is expected to cause heavy rainfall over parts of Guangdong, Hainan and Jiangxi provinces.

Entire villages submerged

The typhoon has already dumped heavy rainfall across the Leizhou peninsula, leaving entire villages submerged in places.

After leaving Guangdong, the typhoon is expected to gather strength as it crosses the Gulf of Tonkin before making landfall in Vietnam.

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