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Tropical Storm Trases moves toward South Korea, no direct impact on Taiwan forecast

Heavy rainfall expected across Taiwan before Thursday, according to Central Weather Bureau

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(CWB image)

(CWB image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Trases, which has formed on waters northeast of Taiwan, is moving north toward South Korea and will have no direct impact on Taiwan.

According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), at 2 p.m. on Sunday (July 31), the position of the tropical storm was at 27.4N 127.6E, moving north-northwest at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.

CWB forecaster Chang Cheng-chuan (張承傳) said the structure of Tropical Storm Trases is weak and is estimated to be downgraded to a tropical depression on Monday.

He said that Taiwan’s weather in the near future will be affected by the low-pressure belt in the sea east of Taiwan and heavy rainfall is forecast before Thursday (Aug. 4).