Typhoon Forms Close to Taiwan: Expected to Pass to the North

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) upgraded a low pressure system to tropical depression status yesterday, naming the storm Nanmadol at midnight this morning. It is the third named tropical storm for the 2017 typhoon season.

Taiwan Central Weather Bureau July 2 forecast increased wind and rough seas on the east coast during the afternoon, and on the north coast tonight and tomorrow. Although a sea alert has not been issued, the CWB said it may issue an alert if the storm veers from its predicted path and approaches closer to the coast.

Typhoon Namadol has a central pressure of 998 hPa, maximum wind speed near the center of 18 meters per second, with maximum gusts of 25 meters per second, and wind speed over 15m/s over an 80km radius.

Typhoons have previously been named Namadol in 2004 and 2011.

CWB report July 2, 00:00 Tropical Storm NANMADOL (1703), Center Location 20.9N 126.8E, Movement: NW BECOMING NNW 29KM/HR. Minimum Pressure 998 hpa, Maximum Wind Speed 18m/s, Gust 25m/s, Radius of 15m/s 80km.

typhoon namadol 2017 expected path
Typhoon Namadol is expected to pass to the north-east of Taiwan and take a tour of Japan. Picture: Central Weather Bureau (Taiwan).

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