CWB issues warnings for Sinlaku

Sinlaku will be the closest to Taiwan between today and Saturday.

Sinlaku will be the closest to Taiwan between today and Saturday.

The Central Weather Bureau yesterday issued warnings for heavy rainfall in northern and northeastern Taiwan as Typhoon Sinlaku approaches waters east of the island.
If the typhoon maintains its current course, the people of Taiwan may not be able to see the moon or engage in outdoor activities during Sunday's Moon Festiva, weathermen said.
Rain is expected in most parts of the island in the next couple of days, but the chances of rain are the highest in northeastern Taiwan. Showers are also expected in the northern, central and southern regions, according to the CWB report.
Sinlaku will be the closest to Taiwan between today and Saturday, and the CWB will continue to track the typhoon's movement to decide whether to issue sea or land warnings, they said.
Sinlaku was upgraded from a tropical storm to a typhoon yesterday morning. At 2 p.m. yesterday, Sinlaku was centered around 450 kilometers south-southeast of Erluanpi, or the southern tip of the island. Packing maximum sustained winds of 180 kph. Sinlaku was moving slowly north toward waters east of Taiwan at a speed of only 7 kph.