Storm not to directly hit Taiwan

NEAR MISS: Tropical Storm Halong will likely bring winds and rain to most of the nation, but no extreme weather, according to the Central Weather Bureau

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 04, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The first tropical storm to strike this fall formed at 2am yesterday, the Central Weather Bureau said, adding that the storm would not affect the nation directly.

As of 2pm, the center of Tropical Storm Halong was 3,650km east of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻). It was traveling northwest at 14kph, with the radius of the storm reaching 100km.

Although the storm has become slightly stronger, the bureau forecast that it would turn north and not affect the island.

However, the nation would be hit by the northeast wind today and tomorrow, with showers in northern and northeastern regions, the bureau said, adding that Yilan would likely see hours of rain.

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