Taiwan closes offices, suspends flights ahead of tropical storm
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan closed offices and suspended flights on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Trami churned towards the island, with meteorologists cautioning against torrential rains and strong winds.
The Central Weather Bureau urged the public to be vigilant as the storm was likely to introduce "cloudbursts" - more than 100 mm of rain per hour - in some areas.
Persistent torrential rains could lead to landslides in mountainous areas and flooding, it warned.
The storm, with gusts up to 137 km per hour, was moving west north-west at a speed of 25 km per hour, the bureau said.