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Typhoon Noru to bring big swells to Taiwan

Though Taiwan will dodge a bullet this time with Typhoon Noru, big swells will still be seen in coastal areas

Typhoon Noru current position. (Map from

Typhoon Noru current position. (Map from

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though Typhoon Noru is not predicted to directly strike Taiwan, residents of coastal areas of northern and eastern parts of the country are advised to beware of big swells caused by the storm, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.

The typhoon is currently on a path to hit Japan's Kyushu, Shikoku, and Ryuku Islands on Sunday before possibly moving on the menace South Korea. The CWB advised Taiwanese planning on traveling to Japan to monitor typhoon warnings

In addition to coastal areas of northern and eastern Taiwan, residents of the Hengchun Peninsula should also be beware of high seas. According to CWB data, the weather throughout Taiwan on Friday will be hot and sunny with daytime highs ranging from 32 to 35 degrees Celsius.

There are high chances of afternoon thundershowers in Taipei City, Miaoli County, Nantou County, Yunlin County, and Yilan County.

Updated : 2021-05-14 14:20 GMT+08:00