Taiwan CWB warns of new tropical disturbance brewing near Philippines

22-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday (August 21) that a new tropical disturbance is brewing in the West Pacific Ocean and is likely to intensify into a tropical storm or typhoon in the next 48 hours.

According to the CWB, a tropical depression just east of the Philippines is being watched for development over the next few days. The bureau said the tropical low pressure system is expected to become more developed as soon as Saturday evening (August 22) and could potentially intensify into the largest tropical storm of the year.

Tropical disturbance near Philippines likely to intensify into tropical storm. (CWB photo)

Tropical disturbance near Philippines likely to intensify into tropical storm. (CWB photo)

The bureau said if a tropical storm or a typhoon is formed, it would be named “Bavi” after a mountain in Vietnam. It added that the tropical disturbance is likely to pass east of Taiwan and bring tropical downpours, particularly in the eastern and southern regions of the country, over the weekend.

At 3 p.m. Thursday (August 20), the low-pressure area was spotted 1,000 km southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost point of Taiwan.

Although the path of the system has yet to be determined, the CWB said it continues to show signs of intensification. Regardless of whether an organised tropical feature develops, Taiwanese are reminded to prepare for extreme weather over the next few days, reported CNA.

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