Tropical Storm Trases unlikely to impact Taiwan: Weather bureau

Tropical Storm Trases, which formed on waters northeast of Taiwan Sunday afternoon, is not expected to have a direct impact on Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

As of 2 p.m., the storm was located about 670 kilometers east-northeast of Taipei, moving in a north-northwesterly direction at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour, packing sustained winds of 64.8 kph and gusts of up to 90 kph, the weather bureau said.

Trases, the sixth tropical storm in the region this year, has a relatively weak structure and may be downgraded again to a tropical depression on Monday, forecasters said.

Weather in Taiwan is expected to stay under the influence of a low-pressure system east of the country, meaning that there could be downpours across the island before Aug. 4, the bureau added.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel