Typhoon Goni’s threat to Taiwan lowered; rain in forecast

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/22
By: Chen Wei-ting and Jay Chen

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said early Saturday that 201508220003t0001chances for issuing a land warning for Typhoon Goni were lower than previously expected but added people still have to prepare for heavy to torrential rain during the weekend.

As of 8:30 a.m., the typhoon is centered at 280 kilometers to the southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan, moving in a north-northeast direction at a speed of 12 kilometers per hour (kph), according to the bureau.

Goni’s speed is forecast to pick up to 18 kph after moving only 40 kilometers in the previous 10 hours, the bureau said.     [FULL  STORY]

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