China says Taiwan-bound Talim could become super typhoon

Channel News Asia
Date: 12 Sep 2017

BEIJING: China’s National Meteorological Center on Tuesday warned that Typhoon Talim could intensify and turn into a super typhoon as it churns towards Taiwan and Zhejiang and Fujian provinces on the Chinese mainland.

The meteorological agency issued a blue alert, the lowest in a four-tier colour-coded system for severe weather.

On Tuesday morning, the eye of Talim was 1,040 km (646 miles) southeast of Taiwan’s Yilan county, packing winds of up to 33 metres a second.

Talim is expected to hit north and northeast parts of Taiwan the hardest on Wednesday and into Thursday with heavy rains and strong gusts.

The storm will then move northwest at a speed of 25 km to 30 km an hour towards the coast of Zhejiang and Fujian, making landfall late on Thursday or early Friday, according to China’s National Meteorological Center.    [FULL  STORY]

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