Taiwan likely to see no tropical storms in July for first time: CWB

Taipei,  With only two days left in July, it is highly likely Taiwan will experience no typhoons or tropical storms in the month for the first time since records started, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.

A high Pacific pressure system has hovered over low-latitude areas where typhoons usually form for much of the month, which has prevented the development of typhoons, according to CWB forecaster Lin Ting-yi (林定宜).

Currently, the system is moving northwards, making it highly likely that storms will form in the South China Sea in early August, Lin added.

With only two days left before the end of the month, the weather forecaster said it is “very likely” Taiwan will have zero storms or typhoons in July for the first time since records began.

According to CWB statistics, Taiwan has recorded an average 3.6 tropical storms in July and 5.57 in August since records were introduced in 1958.

 

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel