Gale warning issued for areas across Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/31
By: Wang Chin-yi and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a gale warning on

(CNA file photo)

Tuesday for areas across Taiwan, noting that coastal areas could see winds of up to 89 kilometers per hour, equivalent to a tropical storm.

The areas subject to the gale warning are New Taipei City, Keelung City, Yilan County, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Hsinchu City, Miaoli County, Taichung City, Changhua County, Hualien County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Tainan City, Taitung County, Pingtung County, as well as the outlying counties of Lienchiang, Kinmen and Penghu.

The strong seasonal winds are likely to be felt most in areas north of Tainan, eastern Taiwan, Orchid Island, Green Island, as well as the southernmost tip of Taiwan and outlying counties, the bureau said.    [FULL  STORY]

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