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Weather bureau likely to issue sea warning for storm Tuesday

Weather bureau likely to issue sea warning for storm Tuesday

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday that it is likely to issue a sea warning for Tropical Storm Koppu on Tuesday afternoon even though the weather system has weakened from a typhoon and its strength continues to weaken. The bureau said Koppu is now located around 400 kilometers south of Eluanpi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan, and is slowly moving in a north-northeast direction that will change to an east-northeast course. Koppu will leave Luzon in the Philippines Tuesday morning and enter the Bashi Channel, the bureau said. Judging from its current path, the tropical storm could move northward toward Taiwan, but as its strength dissipates and the storm's radius shrinks, it remains uncertain how much it will affect Taiwan. The outer periphery of Koppu is expected to bring rain, sometimes heavy, to eastern and northern Taiwan Wednesday through Saturday, the bureau said. (By Wang Shu-fen and Lilian WU)


Updated : 2021-09-25 07:56 GMT+08:00