Taipei-Tropical Storm Lingling's outer reaches are expected to bring rain to eastern and southern Taiwan starting Tuesday night, but a sea warning will not be issued for the time being, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
As of 8 a.m., the storm was located 400 kilometers southeast of Taiwan's southernmost tip Eluanbi, moving northbound at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, the CWB said.
The storm was carrying maximum winds of 25 meters per second with gusts of up to 33 meters per second, the CWB data showed.
On its current path, the storm is likely to pass closest to eastern Taiwan on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing rain to the country, especially eastern and southern areas, the bureau noted.
Earlier Tuesday, another tropical storm, the 14th Pacific storm of the year, formed southwest of Taiwan, according to the CWB.
As of 8 a.m., Tropical Storm Kajiki was located 1,540 kilometers west-southwest of Eluanbi, moving in an east-northeasterly direction at a speed of 5 kilometers per hour, it noted.
The storm had a maximum wind speed of 18 meters per second, with gusts of up to 25 meters per second, the CWB's data showed.
On its current path, the storm is likely to circle around in the South China Sea before heading to China's Fujian Province, posing no threat to Taiwan for the time being, the CWB said.
Meanwhile, sunny skies were expected around the country Tuesday, with isolated showers and thunderstorms in eastern Taiwan, Hengchun Peninsula and in mountainous areas in central, southern and northern Taiwan, the bureau said.
Daytime temperatures are forecast to be 33-35 degrees Celsius, the CWB said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel