Taiwan issues sea warning for Typhoon Chanthu

09/10/2021 08:44 AM
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From the Central Weather Bureau
From the Central Weather Bureau

Update: Land warning issued for Super Typhoon Chanthu

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a sea warning for Typhoon Chanthu Friday morning as it approached waters southeast of Taiwan.

As of 8 a.m., Chanthu was located about 630 kilometers south-southeast of Taiwan's southernmost tip Eluanbi, moving north-northwest at a speed of 18 km per hour toward the Bashi Channel.

The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 191 kph, with gusts of up to 234 kph, CWB data showed.

The bureau warned that high waves are expected in the Bashi Channel and waters southeast of Taiwan as well as Taiwan's coastal areas Friday.

Based on its current path and speed, a land warning for the typhoon could be issued as early as Friday evening, according to the CWB.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Y.F. Low)

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