Land warning issued for Typhoon Dujuan; heavy rain in forecast (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/27
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau issued a land warning for Typhoon 201509270020t0001Dujuan at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, cautioning the public in northern and eastern Taiwan to be prepared for heavy rain.

As of 5:30 p.m., the intensifying Dujuan was centered 500 kilometers east-southeast of Hualien, moving at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour (kph) in a west-northwesterly direction, the bureau said.

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 184 kph, with gusts reaching 227 kph, it said.

Residents in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien, northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan and northern Taiwan’s New Taipei are warned to brace for strong wind and heavy rain, the bureau said.     [FULL  STORY]

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