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China, Philippines, Japan– Tropical Cyclone MEGI - ECHO Daily Map | 26/09/2016

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SITUATION

• TC MEGI continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, as a Typhoon. On 26 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 540 km south-east of Taitung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 176 km/h (Typhoon).

• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening. It may move over Taitung and/or Hualien counties (Taiwan) on 27 September morning (UTC) as an intense Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.

• As of 26 September early afternoon (UTC), the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan (CWB) has issued an Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory for the central, eastern, northern and southern counties as well as a Sea and Land Typhoon Warning for the whole of Taiwan. As of the same date, a Red Warning for high waves has been issued for Okinawa prefecture (Japan) (JMA) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals #2 for the Batanes group of islands and #1 for the northern Cagayan Valley including also the Babuyan group of islands (PAGASA).

Sources: GDACS, JTWC, JMA, CWB Taiwan, PAGASA, Local Media