Tropical storm Haishen unlikely to affect Taiwan: CWB

Typhoon Maysak (center) and Tropical Storm Haishen (right). Satellite image from the CWB website

TAIPEI (CNA) — A tropical storm that formed Tuesday in waters southeast of Iwo Jima, an outlying island south of Japan, is unlikely to have a major effect on Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day.

Tropical Storm Haishen formed at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and is expected to head west-northwest toward Japan, the CWB said.