Typhoon Hinnamnor brings heavy rains and strong winds from Friday

TAIPEI, Sept. 1 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that in the vicinity of Typhoon Hinnamnor, northern and northeastern Taiwan could experience very heavy rains from Friday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to many coastal areas of the country. We said we could see high waves. Thursday.

Hinnamnor is currently located 480 kilometers east-southeast of Hualien on Taiwan’s east coast and is beginning to move northward at a speed of 3 kilometers per hour, with winds of up to 191 kilometers per hour near its center. Hung told his CNA.

The storm has moved a little further west than originally forecast, but is likely to continue moving north and pass through waters east of Taiwan, Huang said, with the CWB issuing a maritime alert as early as Friday morning. He added that it is possible.

The storm currently has a radius of 250 km, but by Friday and Saturday, when it’s closest to Taiwan, it could expand to a radius of 300 km, Huang said.

Initially, there was a 50% chance that the typhoon’s outer band would pass through Yilan and Keelung, but that probability has since declined, making it less likely that a landfall warning will be issued, he added.

Regarding the impact of the storm, Huang said Taiwan’s western, northeastern and eastern coastal and open areas, as well as Lan Dao, Green Island, Penghu and Matsu Island, could see gusts of 75-117 km/h starting Friday. said there is , as well as waves of 3-6 meters in height.

Meanwhile, from Friday to Sunday morning, the northern and mountainous regions of the country could see heavy or very heavy rain, while other areas are likely to see sporadic showers, he said. rice field.

The CWB defines heavy rainfall as cumulative rainfall of 80 mm or more in 24 hours or 40 mm or more in 1 hour, and extreme heavy rain as cumulative rainfall of 200 mm or more in 24 hours. point.

In anticipation of the storm, the Taipei Municipal Government announced that vehicle access to the riverside area inside the evacuation gate will be suspended from 10am on Friday, while the city of Keelung will resume tours to the popular tourist destination Keelung Island from Friday. They announced they would be closed until Sunday.

So far, no typhoon has landed in Taiwan this year.

(by Chang Hsiung-feng and Matthew Mazzetta)


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