Land warning issued as Typhoon Hinnamnor strengthens, approaches northeastern Taiwan

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau issued a land warning for Typhoon Hinnamnor at 2:30 am this morning as the storm circle is expected to brush the northeast coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Yilan County, Taipei, and Keelung starting this evening.

The northwest Pacific’s 11th named tropical storm for 2022, and the strongest so far this year, Hinnamnor was located 420 kilometers east-northeast of Point Eluanbi at 8:00 am this morning moving north-northwest at 16 kilometers per hour.

The inner storm radius is 280 kilometers wide and packing sustained winds of 173 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 209 kilometers per hour.

The CWB forecasts that Typhoon Hinnamnor will be closest to Taiwan from nightfall today, Saturday, September 3, to around noon tomorrow. Northern and northeastern areas of Taiwan will experience heavy rain and strong winds, and residents should avoid outdoor activities and take precautions, the CWB said.

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A tree falls and damages a parked car in Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Saturday, September 3.

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