Showers expected in Taiwan due to Typhoon Nesat and another storm

Taipei--Areas around Taiwan and the offshore islands of Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu could see showers Sunday due to the impact of the outer periphery of Typhoon Nesat, even after it has left Taiwan, and because of tropical storm Haitang headed in this direction, the Central Weather Bureau said.

While Nesat moved away from Taiwan proper, heading toward eastern China's Fujian province Sunday morning, Haitang, which formed earlier Saturday, was also moving toward Taiwan, according to the bureau.

Haitang, meanwhile, was centered approximately 170 kilometers southwest of Eluanbi on Taiwan's southernmost tip, moving in a north-northwesterly direction at 28 kilometers per hour at 11:00 a.m., according to the bureau.

With a radius of 100 kilometers, the storm has gained strength over the past three hours, carrying maximum sustained winds of 72 kilometers per hour, with gusts of up to 101 kilometers per hour and is expected to touch down in southern Taiwan later Sunday, posting a threat to areas south of Nantou and Chiayi and Hualien and Taitung.

However, after Haituang touches down on the island, its strength is expected to diminish, according to the bureau.

Taiwan will feel the greatest impact of Nesat and Haitang from Sunday to Monday, with areas around the island to see strong wind and heavy rain, particularly central and southern Taiwan, the bureau said.

Meanwhile, the bureau issued an extreme torrential rain warning for Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County in the south and a torrential rain warning for Chiayi County and Tainan City in the south and Taitung County in the east.

Other areas of Taiwan and the offshore islands of Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu could see locally heavy rain or torrential rain, according to the bureau.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel