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Doksuri may bring torrential rains

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The Central Weather Bureau may issue sea warning for Tropical Storm Doksuri this morning, as it could cause a threat to ships operating in the Bashi Channel.

As of 2pm yesterday, the storm was centered 960km off the southeast coast of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻), and moving northwester at 15kph. The radius of the storm had reached 100km.

Bureau forecaster Lin Pin-yu (林秉煜) said the storm has the potential to become stronger, judging from its current location and its speed.

Based on the bureau’s projections, the storm is not likely to make landfall on Taiwan, nor sweep through the southern part of the nation.

Nonetheless, Lin said the storm would pass through the Bashi Channel and its circumference would affect the nation both today and tomorrow, bringing rain to the east, north and south.

Lin said the weather would still be hot and humid this morning. However, starting this afternoon, chances for extremely heavy rain or torrential rain would be high in Yilan, Hualien, Taitung and the Hengchun Peninsula.

Chances of rain would also be high in mountainous areas of central Taiwan, he added.

Those heading to the seaside on the east or south coast must be cautious because the storm would generate strong waves in those areas, the bureau said.

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