Torrential rain warning issued for Taiwan as Goni nears

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/22
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) Torrential rainfall can be expected overnight Saturday in northern, central and eastern areas of Taiwan as Typhoon Goni brushes past the island, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has warned.

The areas most likely to be affected are New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Taichung City, Nantou County, Yilan County and Hualien County, the bureau said, forecasting 130 mm of rainfall in those areas over a 24-hour period.

As of 8 p.m. Saturday, Goni was centered 240 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan, moving at a speed of 17 kilometers per hour in a north-northeasterly direction.     [FULL  STORY]

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