Taiwan issues marine alert for storm Hagupit

World | 2 Aug 2020 8:48 pm

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a sea warning for tropical storm Hagupit Sunday morning.

The storm was located 490 kilometers east of Taiwan's southernmost tip of Eluanbi at 5:00 a.m. Sunday, moving in a north northwesterly direction at a speed of 15 km per hour, according to CWB data.

Hagupit was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph (averaged over a 10-minute period), with gusts (sustained for 1 minute) of up to 90 kph. The international standard for a typhoon is when maximum sustained winds reach 119 kph.

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