Friday, July 12, 2013

Taiwan's weather bureau issues land warning for Soulik

The China Post (Taiwan): The Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局) issued a land warning at 8:30 p.m. yesterday as Typhoon Soulik continued moving toward Taiwan's east and north shores. An ocean warning was issued on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Ocean warnings are usually issued 24 hours prior to a typhoon coming within 100 kilometers of Taiwan, while land warnings are issued 18 hours prior to a typhoon making landfall.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the center of Soulik was around 790 kilometers east-southeast of Yilan County and moving at 22 kilometers per hour in a west-northwesterly direction with maximum sustained winds of around 63 meters per second.

The CWB predicted the center of Soulik will have moved to about 270 kilometers east-southeast of Yilan by 5 p.m. today.

With the typhoon moving closer to the East Coast, the CWB said the storm will impact the north, northeast and southeast shores as well as the Bashi Channel...

Typhoon Soulik, July 11, 2013

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