Taiwan’s east coast prone to swells as typhoon heads to Japan

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned residents in coastal areas of northern and eastern Taiwan, as well as the Hengchun Peninsula in the south, on Monday, of a likely increase in wave swells this week as Typhoon Chaba moves toward the Okinawa Islands in Japan.

The 18th typhoon in the Pacific this year is expected to reach Japan on Tuesday, the CWB said, but Taiwan's coast line will be prone to swells from Monday to Wednesday.

At 8 a.m. Monday, Typhoon Chaba was situated 380 kilometers south of the Okinawa Islands and was moving in a north northwesterly direction at a speed of 19-22 kilometers per hour, according to CWB data.

The weather bureau predicted the storm would begin to impact Japan from Tuesday to Thursday. It reminded people planning to visit Japan to pay close attention to the typhoon's movement and possible flight changes.

Although Chaba will not directly impact Taiwan, northern and eastern Taiwan, the Hengchun Peninsula, Green Island and Orchid Island, will be prone to swells from Monday to Wednesday, the CWB said.

For Monday the bureau forecast occasional showers in northern Taiwan. The daytime temperature will range from 32 to 34 degrees Celsius, with afternoon thunderstorms in mountainous areas.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel