Taiwan's Agony: NESAT Yesterday, Tropical Storm HAITANG Today

JULY 30, 2017, SUNDAY

Storms seem to be acting like wolves nowadays. They hunt in packs. Take poor Taiwan for instance. Yesterday it was hammered by category 1 typhoon NESAT which after slicing horizontally through the country is now in Fujian province of mainland China. Today another tropical storm HAITANG has crept on Taiwan from the south and about to hit the southern coast.

HAITANG is a smaller storm, with sustained winds of 75 km/h, but gusting upto 120 km/h. Moreover it has a big rain throwing capacity. Taiwan already sustained a deluge yesterday. It cannot tolerate another deluge this man HAITANG is going to bring about.

This storm will traverse almost vertically through the country, exiting from northwest part of Taiwan after 9 long hours at about 3:00 PM UTC. It will cross the Taiwan strait and hit mainland China.

Worrying for Taiwan is that the heavy downpours will continue even HAITANG moves past. Our estimate is an astounding 400 mm of precipitation will occur in the next 24 hours in the southern half of Taiwan. Also this tropical storm will bring about wind gusts upto 140 km/h over the landmass of Taiwan. Especially the eastern half of the island country, thus increasing the possibility of devastation by wind too, besides the flooding rains.



HAITANG WILL CAUSE WIND GUSTS UPTO 130 KM/H IN TAIWAN 

HEAVY RAINS, UPTO 400 MM, IS EXPECTED ON SOUTHERN TAIWAN OWING TO TROPICAL STORM HAITANG 




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