East and South Taiwan could have a wet weekend
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical depression hovering east of the Philippines’
main island of Luzon is likely to turn into a tropical storm which is likely to influence the weather this weekend, even though it will not pass close to Taiwan, weather forecasters said.
The depression was moving at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour in a west-northwesterly direction and could be declared the 14th tropical storm of the season on Friday, experts said. It will bear the name Pakhar (帕卡), a type of fish which lives in the Mekong River in Laos.
The storm was likely to cross Luzon and head for China’s Guangdong Province, which was battered by the previous storm, Hato, earlier this week.
From Friday to Monday, the weather in Taiwan is likely to suffer from torrential rain, particularly in the south and on the east coast, even though the eye of the storm will come nowhere near the island, according to the Central Weather Bureau. Other parts of Taiwan could see the usual afternoon thunder showers. [FULL STORY]