By: Chen Wei-ting and Lee Mei-yu
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]