Taiwan issues land warning for Typhoon Kalmaegi
Taiwan issued a land warning Thursday for Typhoon Kalmaegi,
which is hurtling across the Pacific Ocean toward the island.
After issuing a sea warning Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau put out a land warning early Thursday as Kalmaegi's speed and intensity increased over the last 12 hours.
By 2 am Thursday (1800 GMT Wednesday), the centre of Kalmaegi was 260 kilometres east of Taiwan's southern tip at Erlunpi, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Moving northward at 9 kilometres per hour, Kalmaegi packs centre winds of 90 kilometres per hour and gusts up to 119 kph.
The bureau expects Kalmaegi's speed to bring strong wind and heavy rain later Thursday to east Taiwan.
Because of Kalmaegi, China Airlines cancelled two flights Wednesday afternoon from Kaohsiung, south Taiwan, to Manila, dpa reported.