TAIPEI (CNA) — A tropical storm that formed in waters east of the Philippines on Friday is not likely to have a major effect on Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day.
Tropical Storm Maysak, the ninth Pacific storm this year, was located in waters some 1,100 kilometers southeast of Taiwan’s southernmost tip as of 2 p.m., moving north-northwest at a speed of 2 km per hour, the bureau said.
At that time, the storm was packing sustained winds of 65 kph, with gusts of up to 90 kph and was expected to intensify, it added.
Although Maysak will not have a direct impact on Taiwan, it is likely to bring rain to the northern half of the country on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning as it approaches, the weather bureau said.
The CWB said it will consider issuing a sea warning if the storm veers to the west, but said the chances of having to issue a land warning are slim.