Mon, Sep 17, 2012 - Page 3 News List

Rainfall eases as typhoon, winds recede

Staff writer, with CNA

Rainfall in northern Taiwan was expected to ease yesterday, while evening temperatures were dropping, the Central Weather Bureau said

Northern Taiwan was hit by heavy rains on Saturday due to the combined effects of seasonal winds and a nearby typhoon, but with the typhoon losing strength, rainfall yesterday was largely limited to mountainous areas in northern Taiwan, the bureau said.

Typhoon Sanba was centered 700km east-northeast of Taipei and was moving at 31kph in a northerly direction. It was packing sustained winds of 172kph, with gusts of up to 208kph.

The bureau said the typhoon would affect South Korea from today and cautioned those traveling there to be on the alert.

Meanwhile, morning and evening lows in the north were expected to reach between 22°C and 23°C yesterday, with daytime highs of 29°C, the bureau said.

Lows in other areas were between 24°C and 25°C, with daytime highs hitting 30°C.

Though the weather is clearing, areas around Taiwan could still see heavy waves because seasonal winds from the northeast continue to affect the nation, the bureau said.

Partly cloudy to sunny weather is expected for Taiwan today and tomorrow, after the typhoon moves further north of the country.

Only parts of eastern Taiwan and mountain areas in central and southern Taiwan are expected to see intermittent rain, it said.

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