Typhoon Matmo (Bagyong Henry) is bearing down on Taiwan. At 12Z, the center of circulation was located 95 km east-southeast of Taitung, Taiwan, moving northwest at 25 km/h. Winds are up to 130 km/h with higher gusts up to 185 km/h. The eye is expected to make landfall shortly. Meanwhile, torrential rainfall is affecting all of Taiwan this evening, bringing flooding conditions and mudslides.
As mentioned earlier, we are monitoring the highest flood threat occurring along the eastern side of Taiwan. The Central Weather Bureau has posted rain warnings for the entire nation as the rainbands associated with the typhoon continue to move through overnight. The latest warnings can be found at the CWB’s website: http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/
We’ll continue to monitor the progress of Matmo as it impacts Taiwan and eastern China. Stay posted here and continue to follow the advice of your local meteorological office. Stay safe!