Taipei-The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a land warning at 8:30 p.m. Sunday for tropical storm Mitag, which is forecast to reach waters about 90 kilometers east of Taipei in northern Taiwan at 8 p.m. Monday and could pose threats to Yilan, Hualien and Taitung in the east.
As of 8 p.m. Sunday, the storm was located 640 km southeast of Taipei, moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 21 kph, according to the weather bureau.
Mitag was packing maximum sustained winds of 108 kph, with gusts of up to 137 kph, the CWB said.
Mitag could affect northern and northeastern areas of Taiwan as it approaches the waters off the eastern half of Taiwan, the CWB said.
Under the influence of the storm, heavy rain is expected in northern, northeastern and eastern parts of the country, it forecast.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel