The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a sea warning Thursday for Tropical Storm Aere, which was moving through the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan.
As of 8:30 a.m. that day, Aere was centered 160 kilometers south-southwest of Eluanbi on Taiwan's southernmost tip, moving in a westerly direction at 23 kilometers per hour, according to CWB data.
The storm was carrying maximum sustained winds of 65 kph, with gusts of up to 90 kph, the bureau said.
Ships operating in waters southeast of Taiwan, the Bashi Channel and waters near the Pratas Islands should be on alert for heavy seas, the bureau said.
Aere is also expected to bring strong winds and swells to Taiwan's coastal areas, the CWB said, advising people to be careful while going to the seaside.
Due to the influence of Aere's outer current, heavy rain was forecast for Thursday in Hualien, Taitung, Yilan and the Hengchun Peninsula, as well as mountainous areas in New Taipei, Pingtung, Taichung, Nantou and Kaohsiung, according to the CWB.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel