The wind speed at the epicenter of the cyclone reaches 217 km/h with gusts to 257 km/h. Typhoon is moving on the North-West at a speed of 25 km/h. There is a risk that the Meranti will intensify to category 5.
14-th this year Typhoon Meranti, according to the forecast of Central meteorological station, China, on Wednesday will reach or pass near the South-Eastern part of Taiwan.
The epicenter of the Typhoon Meranti formed in the Pacific ocean on Saturday afternoon, about 1500 km South-East of the Taiwanese city of Hualien.