By: Chen Wei-ting and William Yen
Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) A tropical depression near the United States territory of Guam in the Western Pacific has upgraded to Tropical Storm Trami Friday evening with the possibility to travel near Taiwan’s east coast, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
CWB forecaster Wang Pin-hsiang (王品翔) said that Trami was approximately 2,400 kilometers away from Taiwan at 8:00 p.m. Friday and that Sunday and Monday will be the key deciding dates to see if the storm will affect the country.
Trami is forecast to travel in a west-northwesterly direction at a speed of 23 kilometers per hour with sustained winds of 82.8 kph, with gusts of up to 108 kph, CWB data showed. [FULL STORY]