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Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Talim, ships warned, flights cancelled

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Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Talim, ships warned, flights cancelled

Taiwan issued a maritime warning and airlines cancelled some flights on Wednesday (Sep 13) as the island braced for Typhoon Talim, which was expected to hit northern cities, including Taipei, and had the potential to become a super typhoon.Talim was expected to gain in strength as it swept towards the capital and other cities, including New Taipei and Yilan, lashing them with strong wind and heavy rain, the Central Weather Bureau said.Its greatest impact would be felt later on Wednesday and on Thursday, the bureau said on its website, when it was expected to slam into the north and northeast with maximum sustained wind speeds of 137kmh and gusts of up to 173km/h.It had not yet been determined whether the Taiwan government would close financial markets, companies or schools on Thursday. An announcement would be made later on Wednesday if closures were considered necessary.



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