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Typhoon Dujuan landfall expected in eastern Taiwan Monday evening

Typhoon Dujuan landfall expected in eastern Taiwan Monday evening

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Typhoon Dujuan could make landfall somewhere between Yilan and Hualien counties in eastern Taiwan Monday evening, bringing heavy rainfall and strong gusts islandwide, the Central Weather Bureau said. As of 11 a.m., the storm was centered 200 km east-southeast of Hualien, moving at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour (kph) in a west-northwesterly direction, the bureau said. With a radius of 220 kilometers, the storm's maximum sustained winds were estimated at 184 kph, with gusts of up to 227 kph, the bureau's data showed. Dujuan's rim touched eastern Taiwan proper at around 10 a.m., forecasters said, adding that eastern, northern and northeastern Taiwan might start to see significant winds and rainfall after midday. On Dujuan's current path, it could land between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., bringing the severest impact to Taiwan overnight Tuesday, forecasters said. The inclement weather is not likely to ease up until daytime Tuesday, when the storm moves toward southeastern China, according to the bureau. In addition, the bureau warned against water activity because of possible strong gusts and rogue waves. Residents near the riverside should stay on the alert against flooding as there could be tides that reach 3.4 meters in height. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-22 02:29 GMT+08:00