Megi approaching, sea warning expected at 23:30 Sunday

A sea warning is expected to be issued late Sunday as Typhoon Megi approaches, posing a threat to Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Megi, the 17th of this year's typhoon season in the Pacific, was located 1,180 kilometers east-southeast of Taiwan's southernmost tip of Eluanbi, moving at 24 km per hour in a west-northwesterly direction toward Taiwan's southeast coast.

The typhoon is packing maximum sustained winds of 35 meters per second and its radius has expanded to 180 km and could further increase to 220 km, posing a serious threat to all parts of Taiwan, the bureau said.

A sea warning for typhoon Megi is likely to be issued at around 23:30 Sunday, while a land warning is expected Monday morning, it said.

Starting from Monday, areas in Taiwan's northern and eastern parts will be affected by Megi's periphery, with increased chances of rain, it forecast, warning that the typhoon will come closest to Taiwan on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Sunday, daytime highs are forecast to range between 30-33 degrees Celsius across Taiwan, while temperatures could fall to 23-25 degrees at night.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel