By: Wang Shu-fen, Kao Chao-fen and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Although Tropical Storm Mujigae is not expected to directly hit
Taiwan, it has caused high waves along the southern coast of Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.
As of 3 p.m., waves of over 2 meters had been detected on the coasts of Penghu, Kaohsiung and Pingtung, the bureau said.
At 2 p.m., Mujigae was centered more than 650 km southwest of Eluanbi, Taiwan’s southernmost tip, moving in a west-northwesterly direction toward the southern Chinese island of Hainan, Hong Kong and Macau, according to CWB data.
According to China’s National Meteorological Center, Mujigae was likely to make landfall between Hainan’s Wenchang City and Dianbai District in Guangdong Province early Sunday.
Due to the influence of Mujigae’s outer current, Tigerair Taiwan announced that it would delay four flights originally scheduled between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday between Taiwan and Macau. [FULL STORY]