TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Typhoon Pakhar, the 14th tropical storm of this year, is forecast to bring heavy rainfall to southeastern Taiwan over the weekend.
Tropical storm Pakhar, which formed to the east of the Philippines, was confirmed to have developed into a typhoon but will not directly hit Taiwan, Central Weather Bureau's (CWB) spokesman Li Meng-hsuan (李孟軒) reported. The storm is moving west-northwest and is likely to make landfall in the Philippines today.
From this evening to August 27, Taiwan will likely suffer from torrential rain, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the country. However, there is a possibility that the typhoon will strengthen and have a larger impact on Taiwan once it moves away from the Philippines, he said.
Additionally, Typhoon Pakhar is expected to move toward Macau and Hong Kong on Monday, bringing even more flooding to southern China, following the destruction caused by Typhoon Hato earlier this week.