Tropical storm could take shape in South China Sea

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/20
By: Chen Wei-ting and Maubo Chang

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) A tropical storm, which would be the eighth of the Pacific typhoon season, could 2015062000221take shape in the next couple of days but it is not a threat to directly hit Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday.

The potential tropical storm is currently a tropical depression between the Macclesfield Bank and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.

If it does become a tropical storm, it will follow a northward path and barrel through Guangdong province in southern China before breaking up, the bureau said.

Whether it develops into a storm or not, the weather system is expected to bring rain to southern and southeastern Taiwan and thunderstorms to central and northern Taiwan after Tuesday, the bureau said.

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