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Typhoon Koppu moving slowly, to affect Taiwan next week

2015/10/17 14:25:04

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Typhoon Koppu is moving in a slow pace, but its peripheral cloud system is expected to bring rain to the northern and eastern parts of Taiwan starting from Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday.

As of Saturday morning, Koppu was about 810 kilometers from Taiwan, moving at a speed of 10 km per hour in a westerly direction toward Luzon Island in the Philippines, the bureau said.

The storm was previously expected to move closer to Taiwan next Tuesday, but the bureau said that it would take longer before Koppu brings heavy rain to the island, given that it is now moving at a slower pace.

Starting from next Tuesday, Taiwan will feel a stronger impact from the typhoon and see heavy rain due to its peripheral current, the bureau said.

Despite its slower pace, the storm is expected to bring rain to northern and eastern parts of Taiwan, starting from Sunday, forecasters said.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Elaine Hou)

[From the Central Weather Bureau website]