Typhoon Mawar is continuing to strengthen and is expected to turn northward on Monday, at which time a sea warning may be issued for waters near eastern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.
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“The angle and time of the northward turn will determine the degree of impact on Taiwan. The soonest that will be is Monday,” CWB forecaster Yeh Chih-chun (葉致均) said.
As of 8:00am on Friday, the center of Typhoon Mawar was at 15.1 degrees north latitude and 139.2 degrees east longitude, moving westward at a speed of 29 kilometers per hour, with a central air pressure of 900 hPa, he said.
The typhoon’s maximum wind speed near the center was 58 meters per second, the maximum instantaneous gust was 73 meters per second, and its radius was 280 kilometers, he said.
“There is a high probability we will issue a sea warning, but the chance of a land warning is relatively low,” he said.
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