By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Sunday that Typhoon Sarika will move through Luzon Island in the Philippines and enter the South China Sea in the next couple of days and its outer fringe will begin to affect Taiwan from Sunday night, causing China Airlines (CAL) to change its flights to and from Manila.
CAL said Saturday that Taipei-Manila and Manila-Taipei flights C1701 and C1702 scheduled for Sunday will be canceled, while Kaohsiung- Manila and Manila-Kaohsiung flights C1711 and C1712 Sunday will be delayed until 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday, respectively.
The CWB said the center of Typhoon Sarika is located about 710 km south-southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan. The CWB said it expected the outer cloud bands of the storm to affect Taiwan from Sunday night to Tuesday and bring occasional heavy rains to eastern Taiwan and Hengchun Peninsula. [FULL STORY]