The powerful typhoon swept across the East China Sea that covers an area of 1,249,000 km. According to local agencies, waves as high as 10.5 metres were observed. The fact was backed by China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre.
A warning has been issued stating that there are likely chances of seeing waves as high as 9 to 11 metres high from Saturday noon to Sunday noon in the East China Sea. Typhoon Muifa is the ninth typhoon to hit China this year and hit the East China Sea around 10 pm. Though its force is expected to recede, it will take a while before it does so.
Strong winds are also expected of close to 162 km per hour with the typhoon headed to the northwest at a speed of 10 km to 15 km per hour, officials reported. The typhoon is likely to unleash its fury for the next 11 days.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs has issued a circular to keep up with relief operations and monitor the operations. Close to 4000 ships have been called back to the harbour near Zhejiang's Ningbo and Taizhou cities. Fishing vessels have also been called back near the Fujian province.