Taiwan sees more rain, wind as Typhoon Lekima approaches

9 August 2019
2019-08-09 14:17

China's Taiwan region is seeing more rain and wind, as Typhoon Lekima is approaching. Taiwan's weather agency said Typhoon Lekima was around 250 kilometers away from Taiwan as of Friday morning and was moving toward the island at a speed of around 16 kilometers per hour.

The approaching typhoon forced suspension of work and schooling on Friday in eight cities and counties of Taiwan. Many flights of the island were also canceled or delayed. The northern parts of Taiwan are expecting wind with a speed of up to around 30 meters per second, while the mountainous areas are expected to see total precipitation of 900 millimeters.

Lekima is expected to make landfall in the coastal areas of Zhejiang Province at a speed of over 15 km per hour on Saturday, according to the province's disaster prevention and relief office. The Ministry of Emergency Management also called for enhanced inspection and maintenance of drainage systems and flood-control facilities in urban areas.

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