Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China
At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The storm has also damaged more than 5 800 homes. The typhoon made landfall near the city Shanghai just after 04:00 local time August 17 (20:00 UTC, August 16) with maximum sustained winds around 90 km/h (55 mph). Jason Nicholls@jnmet TS pushing into eastern near . Heavy rain and

NOAA forecasters say there is a 55% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on Nov. 29th when a CME is expected to sideswipe Earth's magnetic field. The solar storm cloud was hurled in our approximate direction by an exploding magnetic filament on Nov. 25th. The CME could reach Earth at about the same time as a solar wind stream flowing from a fissure in the sun's atmosphere.

The solar wind is flowing from this long, narrow coronal hole at speeds exceeding 550 km/s (1.2 million mph). It is possible that the CME will act like a snowplow, scooping up material in the solar wind stream before it reaches Earth. This would allow it to jolt our planet's magnetosphere with a load of extra mass. On the other hand, the solar wind stream might follow the CME, adding its own impulse later. 

Solar wind flowing from this minor coronal hole should reach Earth on Nov. 28-29. Credit: SDO/AIA

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