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Typhoon Koppu continues to weaken as it approaches Taiwan

Typhoon Koppu continues to weaken as it approaches Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Typhoon Koppu has continued to weaken in intensity as it moves toward Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday. Koppu has been losing strength since making landfall on Luzon Island in the Philippines Sunday, the bureau said, adding that it is likely to be downgraded to a tropical storm soon. As of Monday morning, Koppu was centered about 570 kilometers south of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southern-most tip. Koppu is likely to continue to move northward toward Taiwan after reaching Bashi Channel between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the CWB. While chances are high that the CWB will issue a sea warning for Koppu, further observation will be needed to decide whether a land warning will be issued, the bureau said. The bureau said high waves caused by Koppu has begun to affect Taiwan's eastern, northern and southwestern coastal areas as well as the Hengchun Peninsula, Green Island and Orchid Island, warning people to pay extra attention while engaging in seaside activities. (By Wang Shu-fen and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-17 00:01 GMT+08:00