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Central Weather Bureau issues warning against new typhoon

Typhoon Kompasu is expected to bring torrential rains and strong winds to southern and southeastern Taiwan if it continues to approach the island on its present course. (Central News Agency)

The Central Weather Bureau issued sea and land warnings against another typhoon yesterday, less than two weeks after the onslaught of typhoon Mindulle, which killed 29 people and wreaked billions of dollars-worth of damage around the island.

The approaching storm, named Kompasu, is expected to reach Taiwan's southeast coast this morning, CWB officials said, adding that torrential rains and strong winds are predicted.

As of 9 p.m. yesterday, Kompasu was 130 kilometers southeast of Taiwan's southernmost tip of Oluanpi. With a radius of 100 km, the tropical storm was moving northwest at 20 kph toward the island.

"The storm is expected to hit the island early Thursday if it maintains its current direction and speed," said a CWB meteorologist.
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