Tropical storm set to bring rain to most of Taiwan

Taipei--Tropical storm Hato is expected to bring rain to Taiwan as it approaches the island, according to a statement from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Monday.

What was originally a tropical depression off the eastern seafront of the Philippines has since become the 13th storm in this year's Pacific typhoon season.

The passage of the storm, the CWB noted, will bring waves of rain to eastern and southern regions of Taiwan, with thunderstorms in northern region. Other areas can expect sporadic rain.

On the temperature front, CWB pointed out that southern Taiwan will continue to experience high temperatures of 35-36 degrees Celsius, while Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli could see the mercury rise as high as 37 degrees due to easterly winds.

As for eastern Taiwan, the bureau noted that cloudy weather and rain could result in a one to two degrees drop to 32-33 degrees.

With Hato about 430 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost tip, as of 11a.m., the CWB is urging everyone to refrain from coastal activities.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel