Storm likely to bypass the nation, bureau says

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 26, 2018
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Super Typhoon Trami is likely to turn north and move toward Japan after approaching Taiwan’s east coast, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday, adding that a sea alert might still be issued.

As of 2pm yesterday, the typhoon’s center, located 890km southeast of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻), was inching northward at 4kph, with a radius of 250km and maximum winds of 234kph, bureau data showed.

Gauging the development of Pacific high pressure again tomorrow would enable the bureau to predict the storm’s path more accurately, it said, adding that a weakening pressure system over the Pacific would move the typhoon northward, close to the Ryukyu Islands, and reduce its effect on Taiwan.

As of press time last night, the bureau forecast that the eye was not likely to make landfall in Taiwan. Although the typhoon’s projected path could change, the storm might pass between Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands, the bureau said.    [FULL  STORY]

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