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Weather bureau lifts land warning for Tembin

2012/08/28 21:31:45

Taipei, Aug. 28 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau on Tuesday evening lifted its land warning for Tropical Storm Tembin, which has speeded up and is moving away from Taiwan.

As of 8 p.m., Tembin was centered at sea 190 kilometers east-northeast of Yilan County, moving at a speed of 24 km per hour in a north-northeasterly direction.

Its maximum sustained winds were 101 kph, with gusts of up to 126 kph, the weather bureau said.

If the storm maintains its current path and speed, the sea warning for Taiwan could be lifted around midnight, the bureau said.

However, the bureau warned of increasing rainfall in northern Taiwan overnight as Tembin's outer bands reach those areas.

Tembin has been hovering near Taiwan since Aug. 21, which has made it the third longest lasting storm in the country's weather history, the bureau said.

Typhoon Wayne in 1986 topped the record with a 15-day crawl across the island, followed by Typhoon Nari, which hovered for 12 days in 2001, according to weather data.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)