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Typhoon Maysak downgraded to tropical depression

Typhoon Maysak downgraded to tropical depression

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) Former Typhoon Maysak was reported to have weakened into a tropical depression as of 2 p.m. Sunday and was located about 450 kilometers south of Oluanpi (???), Taiwan's southernmost tip, moving northwest at 20 kph, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Despite the downgrade, the bureau still warned vessels in the Bashi Channel and around the Pratas (??), Paracel (??) and Macclesfield Bank(??) islands to remain alert. The storm's periphery could still bring rain to Taiwan and central and southern parts of the island could experience showers, according to the bureau. Waves of 2 to 3 meters were forecast for all around the island and residents were advised to be careful of their safety in coastal areas, the bureau said. Tropical Storm Haishen, the 5th named storm of the 2015, which is about 3,700km south-southeast of Taiwan, will not impact the island in the short term, according to the bureau. The mercury in Taichung hit a high of 33.8 degrees at around noon Sunday. However, temperatures around Taiwan are forecast to drop significantly Monday evening with the arrival of a cold front from the north, the bureau said. (By Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-20 11:16 GMT+08:00