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Storm changes path, might dampen Mid-Autumn Festival weekend

Storm changes path, might dampen Mid-Autumn Festival weekend

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) Tropical Storm Dujuan could affect weather in northern and northeastern parts of the country during the Mid-Autumn Festival Sept. 27 as it veers west from its previous path, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday. As of 2 a.m., Dujuan was centered 1,370 kilometers east-southeast of Hualien, moving at a speed of 7 kilometers per hour in a westerly direction, according to the bureau. With a radius of 180 km, the storm's maximum sustained winds were estimated at 83 kph, with gusts of up to 108 kph, the bureau said. A high pressure system in the north is blocking the path of Dujuan, whose structure has made the storm difficult to pass through, forecasters explained. As the storm veers west, more cloudy and even rainy weather is expected in northern and northeastern Taiwan than previously thought, the bureau said, but added that conditions for moon-watching remain fair in other areas. In addition, those planning water activities over the Sept. 26-28 holiday weekend should stay on the alert due to higher tides under the influence of Dujuan, the bureau said. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-04-12 04:43 GMT+08:00