Northern, eastern Taiwan to be drenched in heavy or torrential rain

CWB issued a heavy to torrential rain advisory for five cities and counties in northern and eastern Taiwan Thursday

Taiwan News  
Date: 2017/10/12
By:  Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 12 — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy to torrential rain

Satellite image by Central Weather Bureau.

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]

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