Typhoon Kong-Rey unlikely to directly hit Taiwan: CWB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/10/02
By: Fan Pei-ching and Ko Lin 

By Fan Pei-ching and Ko Lin

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Super Typhoon Kong-Rey is unlikely to impact Taiwan directly, but its periphery will bring heavy rain to northern and eastern parts of the country, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday.

As of 8 p.m., Kong-Rey was located about 1,140 kilometers east-southeast of Taiwan’s southernmost tip Eluanbi and was traveling in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour, according to the CWB.

Kong-Rey was packing maximum sustained winds of 198kph, with gusts of up to 244kph, according to CWB data.    [FULL  STORY]

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