Peak season for typhoons starts

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 29, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Two to three tropical disturbances are likely to develop by Saturday as the nation enters the peak

People play in a pool to escape the heat during the Dali Water Festival in Taichung yesterday. The Central Weather Bureau has forecast that temperatures would exceed 33°C nationwide this week.
Photo: Chen Chien-chih, Taipei Times

period for typhoons this week, an academic said.

Simulations from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and the US National Weather Service show that a monsoon trough is hovering above the area from the South China Sea to the northwest Pacific Ocean, National Central University adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said.

“These tropical disturbances would be different in terms of location and intensity, but this shows the peak period for typhoons in the northwest Pacific Ocean is about to start. The phenomenon is also consistent with the climatic average, as most typhoons are formed in August,” he said, adding that determining how the tropical disturbances would develop requires more observations.

Cloudy to sunny skies are forecast from today to Wednesday due to the strengthening of the Pacific high-pressure system, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.    [FULL  STORY]

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