CWB says storm’s upgrade the first in February since 1911

WARNING: The weather agency said that although Wutip was likely to be downgraded, people in eastern areas should watch for rogue waves

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 25, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Wutip has become the first typhoon to be upgraded to a stronger typhoon in the month of February since

A hiker rests on Hsuehshan in Shei-Pa National Park yesterday.Photo courtesy of a Shei-Pa National Park volunteer

1911, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.

The nation’s typhoon season generally lasts from July to September, the bureau said.

Although tropical storms and typhoons have previously formed in winter, they have rarely been upgraded to stronger typhoons, it said.

Wutip was upgraded at 8pm on Saturday, bureau data showed. Its center was 2,440km southeast of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻) as of 2pm yesterday. It was moving northwest at 7kph, with a radius of 227km and maximum wind speeds of 184kph.    [FULL  STORY]

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