Taiwan issues sea warning for Tropical Storm Atsani

Focus Taiwan
By: Chang Hsiung-feng and Ko Lin

Satellite image taken from the CWB website

Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Thursday issued a sea warning for Tropical Storm Atsani, warning of heavy rain and high waves in northern and eastern parts of Taiwan.

As of 8 a.m., Atsani was located about 670 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan, moving at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour in a westerly direction, according to the CWB.

With a radius of 80 km, the storm was carrying maximum sustained winds of 90 kph, with gusts of up to 119 kph, bureau data showed.

Atsani is forecast to move closest to Taiwan on Friday as it passes through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines, while its outer periphery is expected to bring strong winds and rain to parts of the island, with the heaviest rainfall forecast for northern and eastern parts of Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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