Date: Jul 06, 2015
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
A sea alert could be issued this morning as Tropical Storm Linfa turns north to enter the Bashi Channel, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.
Bureau statistics show that the storm was 430km south of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻) at 2pm yesterday.
The bureau says the storm might head north after passing through the Philippines’ Luzon Island.
The bureau said there is a good chance the storm will only skirt the nation’s east coast on its way northward. However, it does not completely rule out the possibility that it might make landfall in Taiwan if the storm’s progress north slows or it turns at a smaller angle than expected.
According to the bureau the high-pressure system in the Pacific Ocean and Typhoon Chan Hom — which is about 2,700km from Taiwan — could alter Linfa’s course. [FULL STORY]