By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, May 9 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Saturday it
could issue a sea warning for Typhoon Noul Sunday morning, the first such alert Taiwan will see this year, but that a land warning may not be necessary.
As of noon Saturday, the storm was centered 1,060 kilometers southeast of Taiwan’s southernmost point of Eluanbi, moving in a northwest direction at 18 km per hour.
The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 162 kph, with gusts of up to 198 kph, the weather bureau said.
The bureau forecasts that the typhoon will continue to move in a direct path over northern Philippines overnight, but instead of moving westward toward Taiwan, it will then make a sharp northern swing past Taiwan’s east coast. [FULL STORY]