First tropical storm could form within 24 hours: CWB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/25
By: Chen Wei-ting and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) A tropical depression about 1,900 kilometers away from Taiwan

(Downloaded from Central Weather Bureau)

in the Western Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines has a chance of becoming the first tropical storm in the region this year, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Tuesday.

As of 5 p.m. that day, the tropical depression was centered at 13 degrees North and 136.5 degrees East, moving west-northwesterly at a speed of 15 kph, according to the bureau.

Taiwan’s weather, however, will be influenced by an approaching cold front and the northeasterly monsoon rather than by this far-away tropical depression, the CWB said.

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