Tropical Storm Ewiniar will bring rain to Southern and Eastern Taiwan

Storm to head for Hainan, but will be followed soon by Tropical Storm Maliksi

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/02
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm

Tropical Storm Ewiniar to cause rain in south and east (image courtesy of Central Weather Bureau).

Ewiniar Sunday is expected to end fears of a drought in Southern and Eastern Taiwan, even though it will not directly hit the island.

The low-pressure area over the South China Sea turned into a depression at 8 a.m. Saturday, and is forecast to be upgraded to a full-blown tropical storm on Sunday, the Liberty Times reported.

If it maintains its course and speed, Ewiniar will eventually reach the Chinese island of Hainan. While it was not expected to head for Taiwan, the weather on the east coast and in the south would be affected, experts said.

For those parts of Taiwan, the rain from the storm could actually spell relief rather than disaster, as there had been fears of a drought following the near-absence of the plum rain season.    [FULL  STORY]

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