Mid-Autumn Festival may be sullied by tropical storm
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- An area near Guam has become host to the latest Tropical system, looking set to strengthen into the eighteenth tropical storm Man-yi (萬宜) this year and make impact on upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.
September 13, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday said that an area of low pressure is intensifying into a tropical depression in the waters north-east of Guam. The weather system is now about 2,800 kilometers from Taiwan and is not expected to have any impact on Taiwan this week.
However, there is a possibility that the weather system will move slowly towards the northern waters of Taiwan starting next week. Due to the influence of the depression, starting Wednesday, Sept. 18, the whole of Taiwan will experience cloudy and rainy weather until next Saturday — the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, CWB forecasters said.
The bureau said that the public may not be able to see the face of Lady Moon — a stylized name for the Mid-Autumn full moon in Chinese, since there is a 50-50 chance that the weather system may develop into a tropical storm.