Super Typhoon Maria is projected to affect Taiwan from Tuesday 10th July, and it is anticipated that the storm will take a full day to pass over the country, according to the Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau.
A sea warning was issued at 14:30 and a land warning was at 11:30 p.m on 9th July and as the storm is estimated to have huge chance of striking northern and northeastern Taiwan.
People are advised to stay clear of all beach and coastal areas until the typhoon has passed.
Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau: https://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/prevent/typhoon/ty.htm?
Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung other northern Taiwan cities will close offices at 4 p.m. today as Super Typhoon Maria bears down on Taiwan.
As a land warning was issued by Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau for Super Typhoon Maria at 11:30 p.m. last night and as the eye of the storm is just 620 kilometers east of Yilan, much of Taiwan north of Chuanghua and Hualien will likely see powerful winds and heavy rain starting early this evening and well until Wednesday morning, official office and school closures are being announced across northern and eastern Taiwan for this afternoon (10th July). Please be careful on the way home.
The following are known office and school closures thus far for today→
Keelung City/Taipei City/New Taipei City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.
Taoyuan City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.
(Fuxing District offices and schools close at 12 p.m.)
Hsinchu City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.
Hsinchu County: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.
Miaoli County: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.
Yilan County: Offices and schools close at 3 p.m.
Up-to-date listing of work and school closures in Taiwan: https://www.dgpa.gov.tw/typh/daily/ndse.html