A little baby had its first-ever brief encounter with a powerful typhoon that landed in south-eastern China when a strong gust of wind through the open window pushed it off its crawling mat.

The tot nearly took off flying when the wind blew inside the family apartment in Guangdong Province on 17th July, shortly after noon.

CCTV footage shows the baby helplessly rolling off the colourful mat as the strong breeze began knocking down and lifting up lighter objects around the home.

Both parents immediately rush over to pick up the baby and get it out of harm’s way before it gets injured by the toys flying around.

Thankfully, it seems mum and dad were just in time to prevent any major mishap when typhoon Talim landed in their region.

Photo shows a baby lying on a mat and almost taking off when the mat was blown by the wind in Guangdong, China, Monday, July 17, 2023. The video was posted on Douyin the Chinese version of TikTok. (MK7869500/AsiaWire)

Typhoon Talim, the fourth of the year, made landfall in Guangdong province around 10:20pm local time (14:20 GMT) on Monday, 17th July, with winds of up to 85 mph, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

Authorities issued flood warnings, ordering people to remain at home as hundreds of flights and trains were cancelled.

A second-level orange weather alert, indicating significant risk, was issued in Guangdong, leading to the evacuation of nearly 230,000 people for their safety by 5pm local time (09:00 GMT) on Monday.

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