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Tropical storm is not likely to strike nation, CWB says

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff Reporter

Tropical Storm Nanmadol formed east of the Philippines early yesterday, but it is unlikely to directly hit the nation, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.

At 4pm, the center of Nanmadol was 920km off the southeast coast of Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻), moving westwards at a speed of 5kph. The radius of the storm was 150km.

The bureau said Nanmadol could turn into a typhoon, though it would not issue a sea alert for the time being.

In addition, the bureau said another tropical low pressure area had formed off the west coast of Guam, which had the potential to become a tropical storm.

The bureau said the intensity of the high air pressure in the Pacific would likely affect the movement of Nanmadol.

Nanmadol’s projected movement would become clearer over the weekend, it said.

Sunny skies are forecast nationwide today and tomorrow, with a high chance of afternoon showers.

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