Tropical storm could bring rain to Taiwan next week: CWB

Three tropical storms have formed in the Pacific, one of which has been named Lionrock and is expected to bring rain to Taiwan from Aug. 25, the Central Weather Bureau said on Sunday.

The weather in most areas of Taiwan will be partly cloudy on Sunday and Monday before precipitation increases the following day, when sporadic showers are expected in mountainous areas of northern and northeastern Taiwan, the bureau said.

On Sunday, daytime high temperatures around Taiwan will hit in excess of 33 degrees Celsius, with a high of 36 degrees expected in the greater Taipei area, according to the bureau.

Yilan and Hualien can expect sporadic rain, the bureau said, warning of heavy afternoon thundershowers and strong winds in parts of the two counties.

Under the influence of the peripheral cloud system of Lionrock, the 10th storm of the 2016 Pacific typhoon season, eastern and southern Taiwan could also see brief showers from Aug. 25. However, with many variables to be factored in, it is difficult to predict the storm's future movement, the bureau said.

The other two storms, Mindulle and Kompasu, both of which have formed along the eastern coast of Japan, are expected to affect eastern and northern Japan, Wu Der-rong (???), a meteorologist and adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said, while advising people traveling to Japan to pay attention to weather and flight information.

Source: Focus Taiwan