Tropical Storm Mulan expected to form, bring rain to Taiwan: CWB

A tropical disturbance in the South China Sea is expected to develop into a storm by Aug. 9 at the earliest, bringing significant rain to mountainous areas in central and southern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday.

The expected storm, to be named Mulan, will not likely affect Taiwan directly but may introduce moisture to Taiwan as it moves northwest towards China, forecasters said.

The bureau cautioned that Mulan, the 7th tropical storm in the region this year, could bring showers to the southern and eastern parts of the country before it reaches Hainan and Guangdong provinces in China around Aug. 10.

The weather could turn drier from Aug. 11 throughout the rest of the week, with most areas in Taiwan expected to see cloudy to sunny skies, the bureau said.

However, there is still a chance of afternoon thundershowers in western Taiwan, as well as mountainous areas in northeastern and eastern Taiwan during the period, according to the CWB.



Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel