Radio Taiwan International
The Central Weather Bureau is closely monitoring a string of weather systems which are gaining momentum in the Pacific.
Forecasters say that right now there are three tropical storms in the Pacific — Noru, Kulap and Roke — but they say the storms are not expected to pass near Taiwan.
Meteorologists say, though, that a depression has formed near the Philippines and it could develop into the ninth tropical storm of season over the next few days and start affecting Taiwan by Friday.
Meanwhile, another depression in the South China Sea is also likely to strengthen into a storm, perhaps as soon as Sunday evening, but will pose no threat to Taiwan.