China: Typhoon Talim to delay travel in Taiwan, eastern China

A strengthening tropical system is heading toward Taiwan and eastern China during the second half of this week and will track towards Japan over the weekend, AccuWeather reports.

Talim is currently a typhoon and further intensification is expected as it tracks to the northwest toward Taiwan.

Wind and rain will begin to increase across northern Taiwan as Talim approaches from the east. The most intense rain and wind across this area will occur as Talim's centre passes just to the north of Taiwan.

Talim will make a close pass to eastern China today and Friday.

Heavy rain and gusty winds will batter these areas and travellers will need to be on alert for dangerous conditions.

Rainfall of 75-150 mm will be possible across northern Taiwan, including Taipei, which will lead to isolated flooding. Flights will likely be delayed.

Similar amounts are expected near the coasts of Zhejiang and Fujian in eastern China.