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Taiwan issues sea warning for Typhoon Koinu

10/03/2023 12:26 AM
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Graphic: Central Weather Administration
Graphic: Central Weather Administration

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Weather Administration (CWA) issued a sea warning for Typhoon Koinu late Monday night as the storm continues to move toward waters east of Taiwan.

Oct. 3: Taiwan issues land warning for Typhoon Koinu

As of 11 p.m., Koinu was located 530 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost point, and was moving in a northwesterly direction at 9 km per hour.

With a radius of 220 km, Koinu was packing maximum sustained winds of 155 kph, with gusts of up to 191 kph, according to CWA data.

Based on its current movement, the typhoon could make landfall in the southern part of Taitung County on Thursday, and a land warning will be issued on Tuesday, forecaster Huang En-hung (黃恩鴻) said earlier Monday.

Koinu is expected to come closest to Taiwan from Wednesday into Friday, according to Huang.

The typhoon's periphery could bring intermittent showers in northern, northeastern, eastern and southeastern Taiwan on Tuesday.

From Wednesday through to Thursday, Koinu will bring intermittent showers across most of the country, Huang said.

With the approach of the typhoon, high waves are forecast from Tuesday to Thursday along the northern and eastern coast of Taiwan, as well as on Orchid Island (Lanyu) and Green Island, the Hengchun Peninsula and Lienchiang County, Huang added.

(By Chang Hsiung-feng and Evelyn Kao)


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