Bureau forecasts weather to remain stable
CNATAIPEI--Taiwan could see milder weather until Wednesday as the cold front that had resulted in heavy rainfall on the island has moved away, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.
September 3, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
Another round of dry and cold air from the north could keep the maximum day time temperatures in northern and northeastern Taiwan at about 28 degrees Celsius, which are expected to return to above 30 degrees from Wednesday, forecasters pointed out.
Meanwhile, a tropical storm that had formed earlier in the day in the waters off Taiwan's northeastern coast is unlikely to have a significant impact on the island, which is still recovering from severe flooding and mudslides.
As of 2 a.m. Monday, Tropical Storm Toraji was centered some 360 kilometers east northeast of Taipei, according to the bureau's latest bulletin outlining the storm's path.
Toraji, a flower's name in Korean, was moving in a northeasterly direction at a speed of 12 kilometers per hour and packing sustained winds of 65 kph, with gusts of up to 90 kph.
The storm could nevertheless trigger high waves in the waters off Taiwan's northern and northeastern coasts, the bureau cautioned, adding that boats operating in those areas should stay alert.