Weather expert: a new typhoon to form this week near Philippines

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-03
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

As Typhoon Chaba heads toward the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan this week, northern and 6774100northeastern Taiwan is expected to see a few showers in the first half of the week; meanwhile, a weather expert warned a tropical cyclone offshore east of the Philippines is likely to develop into a typhoon around Wednesday. The impact of this typhoon on Taiwan remains unknown.

The Central Weather Bureau indicated that, apart from a few scattered showers, daytime maximum temperatures will reach a maximum of 32° to 34°C in the north on Monday and of 30° to 31°C on Tuesday.

Typhoon Chaba is said to threaten Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and its mainland this week. A northward shift in its track could threaten southern South Korea as well.

Although Taiwan was spared from a direct hit by Typhoon Chaba, the country has been warned of a new typhoon forming. Wu Der-rong, a meteorologist and adjunct associated professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, cited data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and said a tropical cyclone is likely to develop into a typhoon far offshore east of the Philippines.     [FULL  STORY]

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