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Molave weakens to typhoon, suspends ferry services in south China


A car is pictured in the rain in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 28, 2020. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

A car is pictured in the rain in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 28, 2020. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

Photo taken on Oct. 28, 2020 shows a view in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

Photo taken on Oct. 28, 2020 shows a view in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

A car runs in the rain in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 28, 2020. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

A car runs in the rain in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 28, 2020. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

Photo taken on Oct. 28, 2020 shows a view in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

Photo taken on Oct. 28, 2020 shows a view in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

Cyclists ride in the rain in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Oct. 28, 2020. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

Cyclists ride in the rain in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 28, 2020. Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu)

HAIKOU, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) — Molave weakened from a super typhoon to typhoon on Wednesday morning, bringing rainstorms to the island province of Hainan in south China, the local weather bureau said.

Rains hit most parts of the island province from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, with more expected on Wednesday.

Affected by the typhoon, the 18th this year, ferry services on the Qiongzhou Strait were suspended from 5 p.m. Tuesday.

It is the fourth time in October that ferry operations on the strait have been suspended due to heavy rains and strong winds. Enditem

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