China dust storm could hit Taiwan by tomorrow
A Taiwanese weather forecaster on Monday (Oct. 28) uploaded an ominous photo of a massive dust storm spotted over East China and warned that it could strike Taiwan by Wednesday (Oct. 30).
Cheng Ming-dean (鄭明典), director of the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Meteorological Research and Development Center, on Monday posted a satellite image on Facebook showing a huge dust storm covering a vast swath of East China. Cheng warned that based on current weather patterns, the dust storm could descend on Taiwan on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 30 and 31).
Cheng said that the dust storm has shifted south into coastal areas of East China. He said that based on the current weather pattern, the dust could continue to move south drift over Taiwan during the next day and a half.
Taiwanese netizens expressed concern about the latest bout of bad air from the communist country: "My nose will suffer again," "Everyone should watch out for their health." However, Cheng said that a portion of the dust will be filtered out by a band of clouds and rain and the impact should not be too bad, "so people should not worry too much."