Date: May 25, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday warned of torrential rain in the
mountains of central and southern Taiwan, while heavy rain brought by a plum rain front has slightly eased water shortages in the south and north of the island.
Mountainous areas in Taichung and Kaohsiung, as well as Nantou, Hualien, Chiayi and Pingtung counties and Taoyuan’s Sinwu District (新屋), have experienced extremely heavy rain, with more than 130mm of rainfall in 24 hours, the bureau said.
The warning of torrential rain means that more than 200mm of rain could fall in 24 hours, with extremely heavy rain expected in northern, central and eastern Taiwan proper, the bureau said. [FULL STORY]