Tropical storm could form, sea warning likely: CWB

Taipei-A tropical depression in the waters east of the Philippines is expected to be upgraded to a tropical storm Tuesday, which would lead to the issuing of a sea warning, a Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecaster said earlier that day.

The tropical depression was located about 650 kilometers southeast of Taiwan's southernmost tip, Eluanbi, at 8 a.m. Tuesday, traveling northwestly at 15 kilometers per hour and is expected to develop into the 17th tropical storm, Guchol (??), of the season, said bureau forecaster Hsu Chung-yi (???).

Hsu said the bureau would issue a sea warning once the tropical storm forms and did not rule out the possibility of a land warning.

However, even if the tropical depression becomes a tropical storm, it will not necessarily develop into a typhoon, Hsu added.

The tropical depression could bring sporadic showers in the afternoon to southern and eastern parts of Taiwan but is unlikely to affect other areas before Friday, according to Hsu.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel