Typhoon Hagupit skirts Taiwan on way to China
Typhoon Hagupit skirted Taiwan Tuesday on its way to China, reported dpa.
After leaving at least one dead and three people missing in the Philippines, the eye of Hagupit churned into the Bashih Strait separating Taiwan and the Philippines. It brought strong winds and heavy rain across Taiwan but no damage or injuries were reported.
The Central Weather Bureau lifted the land warning for Hagupit early Tuesday as the storm was heading toward China's Guangong coast - the area between Hong Kong and the Hainan Island.
By 5:30 am Tuesday (2130 GMT Monday), the centre of Hagupit was 360 kilometres south-west of Taiwan's southern tip Erlunpi, and the typhoon circle, with a radius of 280 km, had already entered the South China Sea.
Moving at 27 kilometres per hour in a south-westerly direction, Hagupit packs centre winds of 155 kph and gusts of 191 kph.
The typhoon circle is expected to reach China's Guangdong coast later Tuesday, and the typhoon will land on the Guangdong coast late Wednesday.
Taiwan is affected by an average of two dozen typhoons a year.
Typhoon Sinlaku, which crossed Taiwan's northern tip on September 14, caused landslides in Taiwan's mountains, leaving at least 11 people dead and 11 missing.