The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday that Typhoon Nock-ten became stronger earlier in the day, with the moisture it carries likely to affect Taiwan from Dec. 27.
As of 8 a.m. Saturday, Nock-ten was centered 1,330 kilometers southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan, moving at a speed of 15 kph in a west-northwesterly direction.
With a radius of 180 km, the storm was carrying maximum sustained winds of about 184 kph, with gusts of up to 227 kph, according to bureau data.
Forecasters said Nock-ten will approach the South China Sea next week, leading to increasing chances of rain in northern, eastern and southern Taiwan from Dec. 27.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel