Northern, eastern Taiwan expected to see high waves

Taipei, Typhoon Trami is expected to move toward Japan, largely avoiding Taiwan, but under the influence of its periphery, northern and eastern parts of the country and the Hengchun peninsula are likely to see high waves Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast.

As of 2 a.m., the storm was located about 880 kilometers east of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost tip, and moving at a speed of 6 kilometers per hour in a northwesterly direction, according to the CWB.

Although Trami will not directly affect Taiwan, its periphery could still bring sporadic heavy or extremely heavy rain to the north and northeast when it comes closer to Taiwan Friday and Saturday, according to the CWB.

At 4 a.m., waves as high as 2-4 meters were recorded at Longdong in New Taipei's Gongliao District and Yilan's Su'ao Township as well as Hualien, Taitung and Orchid Island, according to the CWB.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel