Want China Times
Tropical Storm Koppu continues to move west and will likely turn into a
moderate typhoon Friday Depending on whether it veers northward, Taiwan’s weather authorities will not rule out the possibility of issuing sea and land warnings, a meteorologist said Thursday.
Koppu, located 1,260 km from Taiwan at 2pm Thursday, was moving in a westerly direction toward the Philippines at a speed of 14 km per hour with sustained winds of 25 meters per second and gusts of up to 33 meters per second with a radius of 120 km, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Hsu Chung-yi, a CWB forecaster, said he would not rule out the possibility of issuing both sea and land warnings for the storm in the worst-case scenario that it hits Taiwan instead of traveling north toward China or past eastern Taiwan. [FULL STORY]