Tropical depression to bring rain to southern Taiwan, and could intensify into tropical storm today

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warns that southern Taiwan will likely see heavy rain as tropical depression TD07 approaches, and say it may intensify into a tropical storm today, August 10. The CWB issued a report yesterday, August 9, saying that tropical depression TD07 formed in the South China Sea 630 kilometers south-southwest of the Hengchun Peninsular and is moving north at around 24 kilometers per hour. Maritime operators are urged to pay attention to the latest weather information, the

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Stranded ship left to mercy of typhoon after towing operation aborted

As Typhoon Mitag bears down on Taiwan’s northeast coast, harbor authorities decided to abort an operation to tow a 1,000 tonne freighter off the rocky shore at Daxi Harbor, Yilan County, yesterday, after an inspection team found that the hull had already been breached and had taken on water. The crewless, nameless, freighter ran aground Saturday, September 28, after drifting into Taiwan waters from the Yangtze River via the sea of Japan. Maritime authorities believe that the ship had been

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Stop work orders issued as northern Taiwan prepares for Typhoon Lekima

Northern counties and municipalities in Taiwan have ordered work and classes suspended for Friday, August 9, as a category 4 typhoon approaches on a trajectory that is predicted to engulf the area within its 280 kilometer storm radius. At 9:00pm Thursday, Lekima was located 24.4° north, 124.9° east, 350 kilometers east of Taipei, moving northwest at 18 kilometers per hour. The eye of typhoon Lekima is expected to pass to the north of the island late Thursday night and Friday,

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Tropical storm Lekima may affect Taiwan weather later this week

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau upgraded tropical storm Lekima to typhoon status this afternoon, August 4, and said that northern and eastern Taiwan may feel effects as the storm passes to the east on Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9. The CWB observed that at 2:00pm, August 4, Lekima was located at 17.4 ° north latitude and 131.9° east longitude traveling at a speed of 5 kilometers per hour north west. The central air pressure measured 998 hectopascals with maximum

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Tropical Depression affecting Taiwan may intensify into Mild Typhoon in next 48 hours

A tropical depression currently situated south-east of Taiwan may intensify into a mild typhoon today or tomorrow according to the Central Weather Bureau, or a tropical storm, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC). Tropical Depression 27W, is currently situated around 210 kilometers south of Taipei and is generating rain and strong winds along the east coast of Taiwan. Shipping and ferry services to outer islands have been cancelled since early this morning. According to the Central News Agency,

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Woman Survives Typhoon Night After Slipping Down Seaside Slope

A woman in Hualien County spent the night precariously perched above the ocean after slipping 50 meters down a slope while Typhoon Maria swept over the island from yesterday to the early hours of this morning. Ms Lee, 56, a taxi driver from New Taipei City, was heading home from Hualien on the Suhua Highway sometime after 5:00pm when she stopped to take pictures from the roadside. While taking pictures, Ms Lee accidentally dropped her handbag, climbed over the guardrail

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Taiwan Battens Down the Hatches as Typhoon Maria Approaches

Government units are making preparations ahead of Typhoon Maria, which is approaching the northern tip of Taiwan, and expected to bring strong wind gusts and heavy rain from Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, July 10, through Wednesday, July 11, according to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau(CWB). At 8:00am this morning, Typhoon Maria, which is categorized as a category 5 “super typhoon” by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, was located 1,290 kilometers east of Taipei. The tropical storm is packing maximum sustained winds

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Japan Calls Typhoon over Taiwan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has named the tropical depression currently dumping rain on Taiwan, Typhoon Kemi, making it the 6th named tropical storm for 2018. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is not yet calling it a typhoon. JMA upgraded the low-pressure system’s status to typhoon status at 9:10am this morning as it made landfall in Taiwan’s south-west. The storm has a central air pressure of 992hPa. However, CWB believes that the tropical depression has not yet reached mild typhoon

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Typhoon Track Revised North: Expected to Intensify

The Central Weather Bureau revised the predicted path of Typhoon Talim today, expecting the storm to make landfall in Taiwan somewhere in the north of Hualian County or Ilan County. The revised path predicts that most of the island will be affected with the highest intensity in the northern and central districts. A CWB spokesperson also said that the typhoon is expected to intensify as it approaches Taiwan due to warm sea surface temperatures and low wind-shear. The spokesperson did

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Typhoon Talim May Affect Taiwan Mid-Week

The 18th typhoon of the 2017 season may affect Taiwan from Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. Tropical Typhoon Talim formed near Guam September 7. The storm is currently located 2,310km east-southeast of Point Eluanbi and moving west-northwest at 25kph. The CWB said that it may issue a sea alert as early as Tuesday September 12. According to CWB, warm sea surface temperatures and low wind-shear are conducive for intensification to moderate typhoon status. Storm herald, Frankie MacDonald issued

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Taiwan Prepares for Typhoon Hato

Typhoon Hato is expected to make landfall in southern Taiwan with the eye passing to the south of the island tomorrow. Although classified as a weak typhoon, Philippines state weather bureau PAGASA warned that the cyclone had intensified as it swept over the northernmost parts of the Philippines. According to PAGASA, maximum sustained winds had risen from 65kph to 80kph by late Monday morning. Counties on the east coast and in the south of Taiwan are bracing for heavy rain

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