Powerful Typhoon Dujuan advancing across sea toward Taiwan

CNN News
Date: September 27, 2015
By Jethro Mullen, CNN

(CNN)A strong storm is spinning across the sea toward Taiwan, bringing the threat of

Typhoon Dujuan bearing down on Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan bearing down on Taiwan

powerful winds and heavy rains.

Typhoon Dujuan is forecast to hit Taiwan’s east coast on Monday evening. As of Monday afternoon, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 231 kph (144 mph), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

The current forecast track calls for the storm to pass just south of Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei, home to 2.7 million people.

But it was expected to weaken somewhat before making landfall as the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, according to CNN meteorologist Guy Michael.CPvTB1GU8AAKJUR

Taiwan weather authorities issued a sea warning as the storm approached, telling people in coastal areas to beware of rogue waves, the island’s Central News Agency reported.

Before it reaches Taiwan, Dujuan will brush past Japan’s small, thinly populated Yaeyama Islands.     [FULL  STORY]

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