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Koppu losing strength, heavy rain forecast for Taiwan

Koppu losing strength, heavy rain forecast for Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) Strong Typhoon Koppu has been losing strength and is forecast to bring heavy rain to northern and eastern parts of Taiwan on Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. Although Koppu has made landfall in the Philippines and been downgraded, the bureau said it is expected to veer northwards and that it will not be able to determine its likely effect on Taiwan more accurately until Tuesday. Koppu is currently located about 680km south southeast of the southernmost point of Cape Erluanpi (???), according to the bureau. Officials urged residents in coastal areas of northern, eastern and southeastern Taiwan, as well as the Hengchun Peninsula, Green Island and Orchid Island to remain alert for high waves later on Sunday. Intermittent heavy rain is forecast across Taiwan from Wednesday to Saturday. (By S.F. Wang and Flor Wang)


Updated : 2021-09-18 14:55 GMT+08:00