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Land warnings in effect for Typhoon Chan-hom

Most areas south from Hsinchu have normal work and classes Friday

Land warnings in effect for Typhoon Chan-hom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Land warnings for Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan and Taoyuan ahead of Typhoon Chan-hom came into effect at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Friday was supposed to be the worst day for rain and wind, especially during the afternoon and in the northern part of the country, but even Saturday and Sunday would still see bad weather.
Taipei City, New Taipei City and Keelung said they would announce at 10 p.m. Thursday whether offices and schools should be closed on Friday. Most other regions, from Hsinchu City and County to Pingtung and Taitung in the far south, and the island county of Penghu announced earlier on that work and classes would proceed normally Friday.
At 8 p.m. Thursday, the eye of Chan-hom had arrived at a spot 640 kilometers east of Taipei and was moving at a speed of 24 km per hour slowing down to 19 km toward the northwest.
Sustained winds were growing stronger to reach a maximum speed of 155 km per hour, with gusts of 191 km per hour, according to the bureau.
Travelers were advised to call ahead to learn about changes to scheduling. Several flights planned for Friday between Taiwan’s main island on the one hand and the smaller islands, Hong Kong and Japan’s Ryukyu Islands on the other hand were canceled, while some flights to China were rescheduled to leave earlier Friday morning, reports said.
Ferry services between Taiwan and smaller islands were suspended.


Updated : 2021-09-21 21:23 GMT+08:00