Tropical Storm Ewiniar to bring rain to Taiwan

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Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau website

Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau website

Taipei, June 9 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan is expected to turn rainy in the coming two days due to moisture brought by the outer periphery of Tropical Storm Ewiniar, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Saturday.

As of 2 a.m. Saturday, Ewiniar was 790 kilometers west-northwest of Eluanbi on Taiwan's southernmost tip, CWB data showed.

Within the next two days, however, the storm will likely weaken to become a tropical depression and be brought closer to Taiwan by southwesterly winds, causing rainfall around the island on Sunday and Monday, the bureau said.

Although the weather system will gradually move away on Tuesday, moisture will remain abundant near Taiwan, it said.

From Wednesday to Friday, a stagnant weather front and strengthening southwesterly winds will bring more moisture to Taiwan, with heavy rain expected in parts of the country, according to the CWB.

Another tropical storm, Maliksi, meanwhile, is not expected to affect Taiwan, the bureau said.

Maliksi was located 630 kilometers east-southeast of Eluanbi as of 2 a.m. Saturday, moving in a northerly direction toward waters south of Japan, CWB data showed.

(By Lee Hsi-chang and Y.F. Low)
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