Typhoon Mangkhut expected to be closest to Taiwan by weekend

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Typhoon Mangkhut predicted to be closest to Taiwan by September 15 or 16

Typhoon Mangkhut, the 22nd tropical storm of the year, may intensify into a strong typhoon and be closest to Taiwan by September 15 or 16, reported the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

According to data from the CWB, Mangkhut is 470 kilometers east of Guam, which is bracing for its impact this afternoon. Currently situated 3,090 kilometers southeast of Taipei, Mangkhut is a Level 7 storm with a radius of 150 kilometers and is moving 29 kilometers per hour in a west-southwesterly direction.

The CWB predicts that it will continue to move west in the future and may become a strong typhoon that will come closest to Taiwan by September 15 or 16. However, due to uncertainty of its path, the ultimate impact on Taiwan is yet to be determined.

In addition, there is a tropical depression off of the southeastern coast of Taiwan that the CWB predicts will gradually move westward through the Bashi Channel from today through tomorrow, with a possibility of it developing into a tropical storm.



Category: Taiwan

Print This Post

Comments are closed.