CWB issued a heavy to torrential rain advisory for five cities and counties in northern and eastern Taiwan Thursday
By: Central News Agency
Taipei, Oct. 12 — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy to torrential rain
advisory for five cities and counties in northern and eastern Taiwan Thursday due to strengthening northeasterly winds and the peripheral effects of a tropical depression east of the Philippines.
Extremely heavy or torrential rain can be expected in Yilan County, where accumulated rainfall will likely exceed 350 millimeters within 24 hours, the bureau said.
As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Yilan’s Niudou Village had already accumulated nearly 330 mm over the previous 24 hours.
Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung City and Hualien County will experience heavy rain, meaning accumulated rainfall exceeding 80 mm within 24 hours, according to the bureau. [FULL STORY]