Taiwan unlikely to issue sea warning for Typhoon Trami: CWB

Taipei, There is little chance that a sea warning will be issued for Typhoon Trami, which has been downgraded from a super typhoon but is still forecast to bring rain to northern and northeastern Taiwan Friday and Saturday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.

Trami was downgraded to a typhoon at 2 a.m. Wednesday and as of 8 a.m., the storm was located about 870 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost tip, moving slowly in a northerly direction and expected to shift to move more quickly in a north-northwesterly direction Thursday, according to the CWB.

The typhoon is expected to move toward Taiwan Friday and Saturday before veering off in a northerly direction toward Okinawa.

According to the projected path of the storm, the chances of the bureau issuing a sea warning for Trami are slim but still cannot be completely excluded, CWB forecaster Cheng Chuan-fang (???) said.

However, when Trami comes close to Taiwan Friday and Saturday, Trami's periphery could still bring heavy or extremely heavy rain to the north and northeast, with sporadic showers forecast for the east, Cheng said, reminding people in coastal areas around the country to be alert for gusting wind.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel