Taiwan braces for mild fall with 1-2 typhoons: CWB


Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Tuesday predicted mild temperatures with the possibility of one to two typhoons in Taiwan this fall, following the second driest July and August on record.

At a press conference held to mark the release of the CWB’s fall forecast, the bureau warned that approaching storms could bring torrential rains to northern and eastern Taiwan due to the effects of seasonal northeast winds.

Lu Kuo-chen (呂國臣), director of the CWB’s Weather Prediction Center, said Taiwan is also expected to experience warm autumn temperatures with slightly more precipitation in the east of the country as the La Nina weather pattern continues. to develop oneself.

Taiwan recorded an average rainfall of 225.5 millimeters in July and August, less than 40 percent of the long-term average and the second driest summer on record after 2020, Lu said.

According to Lu, weather stations in Yilan, Suao, Yanmingshan and Taitung all recorded their lowest rainfall – 45mm, 55.5mm, 120mm and 125.5mm, respectively.

Lu said an abnormally strong subtropical anticyclone was to blame for the situation, which also caused higher than usual temperatures this summer and prevented tropical storms from developing.

Only nine storms have formed so far this year in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, below the long-term average of 11, with no typhoon warning issued in Taiwan, according to Lu.

That makes 2022 the year with the longest wait for a typhoon warning issued in Taiwan on record, followed by the year 2010, when the first warning was issued on Aug. 30, according to CWB data.

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