Taiwan issues warning over latest storm

A fisherman secures lines as Tropical Storm Trami approaches Taiwan, on Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013. Taiwan suspended ferry services in its south-east on Tuesday as weather forecasters issued a warning about Tropical Storm Kong-Rey, a week after the
A fisherman secures lines as Tropical Storm Trami approaches Taiwan, on Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013. Taiwan suspended ferry services in its south-east on Tuesday as weather forecasters issued a warning about Tropical Storm Kong-Rey, a week after the island was battered by strong winds and torrential rains brought by Tropical Storm Trami. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan suspended ferry services in its south-east on Tuesday as weather forecasters issued a warning about Tropical Storm Kong-Rey, a week after the island was battered by strong winds and torrential rains.

The Central Weather Bureau urged the public to take precaution against downpours even though the storm was not likely to make landfall.

The warning prompted authorities to cancel ferries between Taitung and two offshore scenic spots - Green Island and Orchid Island, Taitung county government officials said.

As of 6am GMT (2pm Singapore time), the storm was 430 kilometres south-east of the island's southern tip, the bureau said.

Packing gusts of 101kmh, Kong-Rey was moving north-north-west at 13kmh, it said.

Tropical Storm Trami hit Taiwan last week, forcing authorities to close offices and cancel nearly 200 international flights.