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Land warning for Typhoon Dujuan to be issued

2015/09/27 16:01:32

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) A land warning for Typhoon Dujuan is expected to be issued at 5:30 p.m. , as it has quickened the pace at which it is approaching Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said on Sunday.

The Bureau also forecast heavy rains in Yilan County, Keelung City, Taichung City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City and Hsinchu County, urging local residents to be aware of heavy rain.

As of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Typhoon Dujuan was located 560 kilometers east-southeast of Hualien, eastern Taiwan, moving at 14 km per hour in a west northwesterly direction, according to the bureau's latest report.

With a radius of 220 kilometers, the storm's maximum sustained winds were estimated at 173 kph, with gusts of up to 209 kph, the bureau's data showed.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Maria Tsai)