Typhoon Danas unlikely to affect Taiwan directly
CNATAIPEI -- A new typhoon that has formed in the Pacific is unlikely to have any direct effect on Taiwan as it moves toward Japan, but Taiwan's outlying islands and coastal areas should be on the alert for heavy surf, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.
October 8, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
As of 8 a.m. Monday, Typhoon Danas was centered 890 kilometers east of Taipei, moving in a north northwesterly direction at a speed of 29 km per hour, according to the bureau.
It was packing maximum sustained winds of 183 kph, with gusts of up to 226 kph.
Danas, the 24th storm of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season, is expected to move toward Japan after it reaches the Ryukyu Islands between Taiwan and Japan, and will not directly threaten Taiwan, forecasters said.
However, Taiwan's outlying Matsu Islands, Green Island and Orchid Island, as well as coastal areas in the northern and eastern parts of the country, could expect big waves Monday and Tuesday as the typhoon makes its way north, the bureau said, advising beachgoers to exercise caution.