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Tropical depression formed near Guam

2012/08/02 21:43:47

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) A tropical depression was formed near Guam Thursday, but chances are low for it to develop into a storm at least in the short term, the Central Weather Bureau said.

As of Thursday evening, the depression was located near the waters north of Guam, moving slowly in a westerly direction.

The bureau said it does not rule out the possibility that the depression could turn into a storm, but the long distance between the air mass and Taiwan of some 2,000 kilometers has made it hard to tell at the moment how it will develop.

If the depression developed into a storm, it would be the 11th storm formed since the start of the 2012 Pacific typhoon season.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)