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Tropical Storm Talim to hit Taiwan Wednesday afternoon: CWB

2017/09/11 21:15:09

Picture taken from Central Weather Bureau's website

Taipei, Sept. 11 (CNA) Tropical Storm Talim will hit land in Taiwan Wednesday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Monday.

According to CWB forecaster Li Meng-hsuan (李孟軒), the storm's expanding radius will make contact with Taiwan in the afternoon of Sept. 13 based on the current direction and speed at which it is traveling.

Once that happens, all of Taiwan will experience rain, with the CWB's current forecast showing particularly heavy rain in northern and northeastern Taiwan, where mountainous areas could get as much as 700-1,000 millimeters.

Mountainous areas of central and southern Taiwan are expected to receive anything between 400mm and 800mm of precipitation, while the plains will receive half that amount.

As it continues to make its way toward Taiwan, the tropical storm could reach typhoon status late Monday or early Tuesday, the CWB said.

As of press time, Talim was located about 1,510 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost tip, moving in a west-northwestly direction toward Taiwan at around 29 kilometers per hour, Li said.

She noted that regardless of whether the tropical storm touches land, it will impact all of Taiwan.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Kuan-lin Liu)