Development of tropical storm forecast with limited impact on Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 21 (CNA) A tropical storm over the eastern Philippines is forecast to develop into a storm as early as Monday, but is unlikely to directly affect Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said. ) says. said on Sunday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, as of 2:00 p.m., the low pressure system was moving west-southwest at a speed of 7 kilometers per hour, creating sustained winds of 54 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 82.8 kilometers per hour.

The CWB said it was unlikely to issue a tropical storm sea or land warning, adding that the storm could only bring rain when it was closest to Taiwan between late Tuesday and Wednesday.

According to meteorologists, sporadic showers and thunderstorms are possible on the outer edge of Mahon in southern, eastern and southeastern Taiwan during this period. Elsewhere, there may be occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon with cloudy to clear skies.

Maon, the ninth tropical storm in the region this year, is expected to continue its approach to Hong Kong and southern China after passing south of Taiwan, according to the CWB.

The bureau said it would be the first time for Taiwan to go without storms for three consecutive years from January to August, unless a storm warning is issued by the end of August.

Meanwhile, a tropical storm hit the village of Guangfu, Hualien County, where temperatures soared to 41.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the highest ever recorded in Taiwan this year.

According to bureau data, it broke the record of 41.4 degrees recorded in Zhuoxi village in the county on July 22nd.

Scorching weather in Taiwan is expected to continue through Tuesday as the tropical continental air mass that has pushed temperatures in central China to record highs approaches, with daytime highs of 38 degrees Celsius in eastern and northern regions. More than likely, Wu Der said. -rong (吳德榮), adjunct associate professor of atmospheric science at National Central University. Development of tropical storm forecast with limited impact on Taiwan

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