Tropical storm Maliksi forms, no direct impact on Taiwan: CWB

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Image taken from Central Weather Bureau website (cwb.gov.tw)

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau website (cwb.gov.tw)

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) A tropical depression over waters east of the Philippines was upgraded to tropical storm Maliksi Friday, though the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) indicated it would have no direct impact on Taiwan.

Maliksi was officially designated a tropical storm at 2:00 a.m. Friday. This is the 5th tropical storm formed in the western Pacific in 2018.

The storm was located 710km east-southeast of Eluanbi, Taiwan's southernmost tip at 2:00 p.m. Friday. It is expected to move northwards at a speed of 17kph for about 12 hours, and then north-northeastwards at a speed of 19kph over the following 12 hours.

As tropical storm Maliksi is continuing to gain strength, its radius will expand from 100km at 2:00 p.m. Friday to 120km over a 24 hour period, according to the bureau.

The CWB urged ships in the eastern sea of the Philippines and south of the Ryukyu Islands of Japan to remain vigilant.

The fourth tropical storm of the year Ewiniar made landfall in Guangdong Province, China Thursday.

The weather will be partly clear in Taiwan and on the outlying islands of Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu Saturday. Temperatures during the day will range from 28-35 degrees Celsius with occasional showers or thunderstorms forecast in central, eastern, southeastern and southwestern areas of Taiwan proper Saturday afternoon, according to the CWB.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Hsu Hsiao-ling)
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