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Typhoon Lupit not to affect Taiwan

2016/07/24 23:06:25

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

Lupit has weakened and become a low pressure system Monday.

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Typhoon Lupit, the second tropical storm formed in occidental Pacific this year, would not affect Taiwan, local meteorologists said Sunday.

As of 2 p.m. Sunday, the storm was located 3,760 kilometers off east-northeast of Taipei, moving at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour in a northerly direction, the Central Weather Bureau data shows.

With a radius of 100 kilometers, it is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph, with gusts reaching 90 kph, according to the bureau.

The bureau predicted that the storm will be at 3,870 kilometers east-northeast off Taipei at 2 p.m. Monday.

(By Romulo Huang)