8 tropical storms, typhoons formed in Western Pacific in July
Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Eight tropical storms and typhoons were formed in July in the Western Pacific for only the second time since 1971, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday.
Based on data compiled since 1958, the last time the region saw eight tropical storms in July was 46 years ago, meteorologist Lin Po-tung (林柏東) said, revising an earlier statement that there were seven last month.
The names of the storms were Nanmadol (tropical storm), Talas (severe tropical storm), Noru (typhoon), Kulap (tropical storm), Sonca (tropical storm), Roke (tropical storm), Nesat (typhoon) and Haitang (tropical storm).
(By Chen Wei-ting and Ko Lin)ENDITEM/J
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