Sea warning for Typhoon Malakas lifted

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau lifted the sea warning for Typhoon Malakas Sunday, but issued a heavy rain advisory for some parts of the country.

According to the bureau, heavy rain is expected in mountainous areas north of Chiayi and in Tainan in southern Taiwan due to the effects of the typhoon's periphery. Hualien and Taitung counties in eastern Taiwan could also see strong precipitation in the afternoon, it said.

The bureau also warned of mudslides and rock slides in mountainous areas and of flooding in low-lying areas.

Malakas was located some 290 kilometers off Taipei's northeast at 8:00 a.m., moving at 15 km per hour toward Japan.

The land warning is expected to be lifted later Sunday.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel