By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Typhoon Dujuan could move closer to Taiwan than previously predicted and might pass the waters north of Taiwan or skirt its northeastern tip, according to the Central Weather Bureau Saturday.
As of 8 a.m., Dujuan was centered 960 kilometers east-southeast of Hualien in eastern Taiwan, moving at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour in a northwesterly direction, bureau data showed.
With a radius of 200 kilometers, the storm’s maximum sustained winds were estimated at 126 kph, with gusts of up to 162 kph, bureau data showed.
Chances of rain could increase Saturday in northern and eastern Taiwan as Dujuan nears, while those in southern Taiwan and mountainous areas in central Taiwan could see thunderstorms in the afternoon, the bureau warned.
A sea warning is likely on the Mid-Autumn Festival Sunday, forecasters said, adding that it remains uncertain if a land warning will be issued. [FULL STORY]