The inner circle of the storm is 280 km wide. This storm boasts of winds blowing at a speed of 173 kilometers per hour.
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Now after China’s snow Taiwan But another great havoc has started looming. This havoc is of this year’s most powerful storm ‘Typhoon Hinmanor’, about which an alert has now been issued in the country. This storm is moving rapidly towards north-east Taiwan. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rain along with strong winds will occur in New Taipei, Yilan and Keelung. Taiwan’s Meteorological Department Central Weather Bureau has issued an alert regarding Typhoon Hinmanor today.
According to the CWB, ‘Hinnamanor’ storm was current at 420 km east-northeast of Luanbei on the southern part of Taiwan as of 8 a.m. Saturday and was moving north at a speed of 16 km per hour. The Meteorological Department said that the inner circle of the storm is 280 km wide. This storm boasts of winds blowing at a speed of 173 kilometers per hour. However, winds are blowing at a speed of 209 kilometers per hour.
Heavy rain expected in these areas
Due to the impact of this storm, an advisory has been issued for heavy to very heavy rain in the mountainous areas of Taipei and Yilan, in addition to New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli. At the same time, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Keelung, Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung and Yilan. The scale of heavy rains of CWB is something like this. If there is 80 mm or more of rain during a period of 24 hours, then it will be considered as heavy rain. Whereas if there is 40 mm or more of rain in an hour, then it will be classified as heavy rain. Whereas the scale of heavy to very heavy rain is 200 mm or more rain during 24 hours.
Winds will move at a speed of 75-118 kmph
Squally wind speed reaching 75-118 kmph is possible over Orchid Island, Green Island, Penghu and Matsu Iceland along and off Coastal and Open areas of West, Northeast and East Taiwan. Winds are likely to reach 88-113 kmph in Orchid Island. The first maritime warning for the typhoon was issued at 8:30 am on Friday. Ships to the northeast, southeast and north of Taiwan, as well as the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines, have been advised to remain on alert.