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Typhoon Haikui is heading towards Taiwan, days after the violent Saola storm hit the region. Meteorological agencies warn that the element will bring heavy rain and that it may be dangerous all over the island. Haikui also threatens the inhabitants of the islands of southern Japan.

On Wednesday, Typhoon Saola passed north off the coast of Taiwan and then headed toward the southeastern coast of China. However, residents will not have the opportunity to rest from violent weather phenomena – another typhoon is approaching the island, this time called Haikui.

Canceled flights, rushed harvest

According to forecasts, Haikui will hit the southern part of Taiwan on Sunday, and the masses of water it carries will cause downpours across the island. At 11 a.m. local time (in Poland it was then 5 a.m.), the fire was accompanied by gusts of wind reaching speeds of up to 173 kilometers per hour. Meteorologists predict that in the eastern part of the island the element will bring up to 200 liters of rain per square meter within 24 hours.

For this reason, preparations for the typhoon’s impact began on Saturday. Firefighters cordoned off vulnerable areas and patrolled ports and beaches to encourage people to stay away.

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Taiwan is preparing for the impact of Typhoon HaikuiReuters

Taiwan’s domestic airline has decided to cancel all Sunday flights. Frantic preparations also continued in ports, where boats and ships were secured, and on pomelo plantations. To protect the fruit from destruction, farmers decided to harvest it prematurely.

As reported by Japanese television NHK, difficult conditions caused by Typhoon Haikui are also expected in the Sakishima archipelago located near the eastern coast of Taiwan. Wind gusts of up to 162 km/h are expected on the islands, which are part of the Okinawa prefecture, as well as daily rainfall totals of up to 150 l/sq m.

Taiwan is preparing for the impact of Typhoon HaikuiReuters

Reuters, Focus Taiwan, NHK

Main photo source: NASA Worldview



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