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China, Philippines, Japan – Tropical Cyclone MEGI - ECHO Daily Map | 27/09/2016

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Situation

  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west and made landfall over Hualien county (Taiwan) on 27 September early morning (UTC), as a Typhoon. On 27 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located over eastern Taichung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 213 km/h (Typhoon).
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west weakening. Its centre may move over Fujian province (China) on 27 September afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path. JRC calculations estimate a storm surge of the order of 1.5 m in Shih-shih (Fujian province) on 28 September at 0.00 UTC.
  • As of 27 September early afternoon (UTC), a Sea and Land Typhoon Warning and an Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory for most counties of Taiwan (CWB) and a Red Warning for storm and high waves for Okinawa prefecture (JMA). As of the same date, a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #2 is in effect for the Batanes islands and #1 for the northern Cagayan Valley including also the Babuyan islands (PAGASA).
  • Local media, as of 27 September early afternoon (UTC), reported that over 20 people have been injured, over 5 000 have been evacuated and 203 000 homes have been left without power in several counties of Taiwan. They also reported traffic and transport disruptions throughout Taiwan.