|Captured from the KMA website|
By Park Si-soo
Typhoon Danas is moving toward the Korean Peninsula after forming off the Philippines.
The storm ― classified as "small," with central pressure of 996 hectopascals (hPa) ― is moving northeast at a speed of 23 kilometers an hour.
Danas ― packing maximum sustained winds of 54 kph and gusts of 82.8 kph as of Tuesday ― is expected to slam into Taiwan on Thursday, advance to Shanghai on Saturday and reach the West Sea on Sunday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).
Taiwan authorities have warned people in central, southern and eastern areas to brace for torrential rain.
If it travels as expected, the entire Korean Peninsula will be under the typhoon's influence this weekend.
"There are still many uncertainties that can affect the typhoon's travel route and strength," a KMA official said. "We keep monitoring it to provide an accurate forecast."