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Tropical depression brings high chance of rain, CWB says

POTENTIAL STORM:The depression could become a tropical storm, with rain expected nationwide and heavy rain in the north, and large swells at sea

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff Reporter

Chances of rain are high nationwide today because of the circumfluence of a tropical depression, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.

Bureau forecaster Hsieh Min-ken (謝旻耕) said the tropical depression could potentially turn into a tropical storm in the next two days as it approaches the Bashi Channel.


As of 4pm yesterday, the tropical depression was 570km off the southeast coast of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻). It was moving northwesterly at a speed of 20kph.

Nonetheless, chances of rain are high both today and tomorrow because of the circumfluence of the tropical depression, the bureau said.

According to the bureau’s forecasts, chances of showers are high today in the southeastern, southern and eastern regions. Residents in northeastern and northern Taiwan may potentially see heavy rain. Cloudy to sunny skies are forecast in Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu.


Sea vessels operating off the east coast of the Philippines as well near the Bashi Channel must also be aware of heavy waves.

For today, the daytime temperature is forecast to be from 25?C to 35?C in the north and central areas, 26?C to 34?C in the south and 24?C to 31?C in the east.

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