Sunny weather in Taiwan forecast to last until Sunday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/17
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lee Mei-yu

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Taiwan can expect at least one more day of clear 201510170019t0001skies before the outer bands of Typhoon Koppu begin to affect the island, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.

The storm had slowed down and was moving at 6-10 kilometers per hour in a westerly direction, carrying maximum sustained winds of 162 kph, with gusts of up to 198 kph, according to the bureau’s data as of 2 p.m. Saturday.

By 2 p.m. Sunday, the eye of Koppu will be located 670 kilometers south-southeast of Cape Eluani, Taiwan’s southernmost tip, the weather bureau said, warning fishermen east of the Philippines and in the Bashi Channel to stay alert.

With a radius of 200 kilometers, the storm is expected to begin bringing scattered rainfall to northern and eastern parts of Taiwan on Sunday, the bureau said.     [FULL  STORY]

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